The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Students choose between undertaking EITHER 1) a (local, interstate or international) placement of 80 hours including a supervised project of benefit to the host organisation OR 2) an approved (local, interstate or international) study tour with a careers focus. This course connects the world of university study to the local or global workplace, supplying experience in applying existing skills and the opportunity to acquire new skills and networks. It provides a practical platform for students to develop areas of study into careers.



  • Winter - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): HUMA2000. Students who have successfully completed HUMA2000 are not eligible to enrol in HUMA2000.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the local and global career pathways available for Bachelor of Arts graduates

2. Organise a successful placement or study tour

3. Apply skills and knowledge obtained in their Bachelor of Arts studies in the workplace or local or global settings

4. Effectively communicate their placement/study tour experiences across different media and formats


Students attend three online workshops:

Planning Workshop. Topics include: types of placement/study tours; aims, risks and challenges; organisational and intercultural understanding; how to organise a placement/study tour; health and safety issues; timelines and approvals.

Workshop 2. Topics include: Time management and resources; collaborating with colleagues; dealing productively with challenges including cultural differences; recording, managing and organising information; applying relevant knowledge and skills in local and global contexts.

Workshop 3: Topics include: presentation of placement/study tour reports; sharing of  experiences; reflection on the application of sklls and knowledge in local and global contexts.

Assessment items

Log / Workbook: Video Log (50%)

Report: Placement/Study Tour Report (30%)

Presentation: Presentation (20%)

Contact hours



Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

80 hours on placement and/or study tour


Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

3 x 2-hour Workshops