This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply and build upon interdisciplinary knowledge and innovation skills developed during their studies in a workplace setting. It focuses on interdisciplinary and innovation practices, distinct from discipline specific practices. The unit prepares students for transition to professional practice and careers in the current and future world of work. Students will engage in and recognise professional, collaborative, ethical, sustainable, and inclusive workplace practices. This unit will support the development of students' professional knowledge, capabilities and career management through observation, participation, and reflection in a range of work integrated learning tasks and assessments.


INV20003 Applied Innovation Internship


150 credit points and approval of the Academic Unit

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply interdisciplinary knowledge and university learnings, and reflect on their use in a workplace setting
  • Negotiate and engage in relevant work learning goals to improve your interdisciplinary and/or innovation practices
  • Reflect on interdisciplinary and/or innovation work practices throughout the internship, and self-evaluate for career development
  • Demonstrate workplace professionalism, including collaborative, ethical and inclusive practices

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
10.00 12 weeks 120
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Online Learning Activities
1.50 12 weeks 18
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
2.00 1 week 2


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssessmentIndividual 20% 
PresentationIndividual 20 - 30% 1,3,4 
ReflectionIndividual 50 - 60% 1,2,3,4 


This unit provides supported work-based learning in a real-world context and the objectives of this unit are educational, not commercial. Students will be situated in a workplace setting and be supported by an industry supervisor and academic teaching and supervision.  

Students will:

  • be supported to contribute knowledge, skills and practices from their university studies into a professional context relevant to their interdisciplinary course of study. 
  • required to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between academic knowledge, practical application and critically reflect on this professional experience in relation to future practice and career

Topics for the unit may comprise:

  • Planning for learning and career
  • Professional reflective practice
  • Ethical, sustainable, and inclusive professional practice
  • Professional networking
  • Planning for professional future and career

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.