Professional Internship - Business

BUS20009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 2 hours face to face + blended + placement

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


150 cp and approval of the Academic Unit
Assumed Knowledge
Completion of the ‘Career Start’ module

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply and build upon knowledge and skills developed during their studies in a workplace setting. 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 and reflect on professional, ethical, sustainable, and inclusive practices in their workplace. 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.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Apply university learnings and disciplinary knowledge and reflect on their use in a workplace setting
2. Negotiate work integrated learning goals and objectives that are relevant to your discipline and workplace expectations
3. Demonstrate foundational workplace capabilities, professionalism and ethical and inclusive practices
4. Reflect on work, self-management, and learning throughout the internship for improved practice and career development 
5. Reflect on industry feedback for improved practice and career development