HUMN 7055 Social Science Training Placement

Credit Points 40

Legacy Code 102818

Coordinator Thierno Diallo Opens in new window

Description This subject encompasses a three-month training placement (approximately 420 hours) which is designed to consolidate knowledge and skills in the area of contemporary humanitarian and development aid or in the overlapping arenas of international criminological issues such as trafficking, criminalisation and victimisation or other fields in the social sciences. Students will design, plan, implement and report their findings on a project or projects, during a placement with a domestic or international organisation in the community, the not-for-profit, or government sectors. Students will be required to undertake a specific, focused project or projects relevant to the host organisation's needs, as an opportunity to apply the skills, training and knowledge acquired through coursework in the Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies or the Master of International Criminology programs or other master's programs in social science related disciplines.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Studies in Human Society, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 40cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 7053 - Humanitarian and Development Training Placement


Students must have completed 80 credit points in the Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies, Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage or Master of International Criminology programs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the relevant literature in a contemporary context in the social sciences.
  2. Design a project proposal within an organisational environment.
  3. Deploy management skills of planning and implementation for a project in a work setting.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills in the production of a coherent and substantiated project report.
  5. Communicate the outcomes of the project and placement experience at a professional standard to an academic audience

Subject Content

1. Professional experience in the workplace.
2. Introduction to qualitative research (ethnography, observation, field work, good practices and criteria for qualitative research).
3. Planning, designing and implementing applied projects in a work setting.
4. Project proposal.

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject students must have submitted a Working with Children Check Student Declaration (where relevant to the placement to be undertaken). Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.
Special Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 3,000 words 20 N Individual
Professional Placement Performance 2 x Supervision reports S/U Y Individual
Presentation 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Report 12,000 words 60 Y Individual