• Class Number 5346
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Anna Edmundson
    • Dr Anna Edmundson
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

The internship provides students in the Liberal Arts program with a practical and customised opportunity to experience how the cultural and collecting sectors, heritage and public history sectors, and /or professionals in the field of visual and material culture production and research work. Students undertake a workplace-based placement with an agreed cultural and collecting institution, heritage agency, independent professional academic or consultant, or equivalent. Students will be supported by the ANU internship co-ordinator, but will be under the day-to-day supervision of a workplace-based supervisor nominated by the host institution or professional. Students will generally be given opportunities to experience the breadth and variety of the agency's professional role in curatorial, conservation, registration, public program, front of house and exhibitions, or other roles as appropriate to the placement. However, in consultation with the internship co-ordinator and the agency supervisor, the internship may also be designed to allow a student to work within a more confined context on a specific project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge and critical engagement with the agency, institution, or sector interned within;
  2. demonstrate skills required for humanities research and museum work, including data-collection, analysis, and oral and written presentation at the standard of a Master's degree;
  3. gain an understanding and a basic set of skills required for working in the agency, institution, or sector interned within, including a functioning knowledge of current industry standards and protocols, policy frameworks, and funding regimes; and
  4. model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in relation to the agency, institution, or sector interned within.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Students may take MUSC8004 and MUSC8005 concurrently, OR in consecutive teaching periods OR in consecutive semesters 1 and 2.

This course is available both as a face-to-face course for students based in Canberra and also as a distance (fully online) course for external students. The online course materials will be available through http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Commencement of Internship; dates variable according to placement Negotiated Work Plan due 3rd day of placement.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Negotiated Work Plan 5 % 4
Online Reflective Diary 15 % 1, 2, 3, 4
Essay/Report 35 % 1, 2
Supervisor's Report 45 % 1, 2

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


130 hours of total student learning time made up of approximately 20 days attendance at the internship placement (or equivalent WFH), and applied research and writing

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 4

Negotiated Work Plan

Negotiated work plan (submitted after 3 working days), assessed as pass/fail and submitted on supplied Wattle template (5%) [Learning Outcome 4]

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Online Reflective Diary

Online reflective diary (daily during placement), 2500 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

Assessment Task 3

Value: 35 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2


Discourse essay or placement-specific task report (within 7 days of completion of internship), 3000 words (35%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]

Assessment Task 4

Value: 45 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

Supervisor's Report

Supervisor's report (within 7 days of completion of internship), (35%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Anna Edmundson

Research Interests

My work involves connecting communities, archives and objects (predominantly in Australia and Papua New Guinea) across a wide range of disciplinary fields including heritage and museum studies, history, visual anthropology, digital humanities and curatorial practice.

Dr Anna Edmundson

By Appointment
Dr Anna Edmundson

Research Interests

Dr Anna Edmundson

By Appointment

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