School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Internship and Community EngagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102212.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 and must have completed 40 credit points of study. Enrolment in this unit is at the discretion of the Director of Academic Program and/or Head of The Academy.

About this Unit
The aim of this unit is to provide second/third year Academy students with an opportunity to develop professional identity through exposure to workplaces, community settings or research processes related to their chosen field of study. Students will be encouraged to identify, examine and discuss the multiplicity of leadership factors in such environments while providing work experience. This is a cross-disciplinary unit that will employ experiential learning to achieve the learning outcomes. This placement will be chosen by the student in consultation with staff of The Academy and will be undertaken either as an individual or part of a project team.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students participating in a NSW Public Health related placement must meet the following Special Legislative Requirements. Students who do not meet these requirements, will not be able to take their placement:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website


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