REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
The academic component of an internship means it is not enough to just turn up for work. You need to also submit (and successfully pass) the assignments that are set for you. There are several of these throughout the trimester, such as a learning contract and a reflective journal. Indeed, 30% of your final mark will be determined by a rating assigned to you by your host employer, which is why it’s critical you perform at your best while you’re in the workplace.
In addition to the ongoing support you’ll receive from the internship intermediary and our own Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, you will also have access every week to a dedicated online lecturer. This lecturer will be regularly posting a range of resources on MyKBS to further assist you to excel in the workplace and in this subject. This curriculum will include communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork, time management, self-management, interpersonal skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Once your application for an internship has been approved and a host employer for you has been found, we recommend you immediately access the subject outline. That outline will clearly state the learning outcomes for this internship and an overview of the assessment requirements. One week prior to the start of the trimester, you will also have access to the comprehensive assessment briefs, which will detail what (and when) you’re expected to submit your assignments online. It’s important you ask your lecturer for clarification if any of those documents seem unclear.