COM321 Communication Fieldwork (8)

This subject integrates theory and practice in a professional communication environment, as students relate concepts from their learning to contemporary practice. Students gain insights into issues of personal and professional development and life-long learning in an authentic or professional environment. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 4 weeks (140 hours) professional placement or other relevant fieldwork and engage in a critical reflection of that experience.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Communication (with specialisation), Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)/Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)/Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Sport Studies/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Assumed Knowledge

Completed all level 2 specialisation subjects

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to participate independently and effectively as a team member in a practice or work environment to professional standards
  • be able to apply their discipline knowledge and skills in a workplace environment, identifying links between academic learning and practice
  • be able to critically evaluate and apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to a specific workplace environment
  • be able to evaluate and critically reflect on personal and professional experience from the placement
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Planning and preparing for fieldwork
  • Supervised fieldwork of at least 4 weeks (140 hours)
  • The role of theory in the workplace
  • Contemporary professional knowledge and emergent issues
  • Professional and ethical conduct in organisations
  • Reflecting on the learning from role models and practice situations
  • Principles and practices of lifelong learning
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 20 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are required to engage in at least 4 weeks of supervised activity in a Communication environment or workplace.

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.