ACICIS does not determine the academic credit (if any) that individuals may receive from participation in the practicum programs. Participants are to negotiate this with their course coordinators and make arrangements for accreditation prior to undertaking the program.
Each ACICIS practicum program has been designed to meet the equivalency of half of a full time semester load (0.25 EFSTL). Actual subject weighting and academic credit awarded is to be determined by a student’s home university.
Contact hours and recommended weighting are outlined on the program component page for each ACICIS practicum program.
Business Professional Practicum (BPP) Program Components
Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP) Program Components
Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP) Program Components
Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) Program Components
Upon completion of the program, the Program Officer provides a one‐page evaluation report on the performance of each student. In accordance with standard ACICIS practice, student performance in the Program Officer’s evaluation report will be assessed only as ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ (equivalent to ‘Ungraded pass/fail’).
Mentors in Host Organisations are also requested to provide a brief report on student activities and performance. This should include criteria relevant to demeanour and conduct, reflective approach to work, and cross-cultural communication skills (both oral and written). Assessment of the academic classwork component of the program will be carried out by Atma Jaya University lecturers.
To complete this program satisfactorily, students must demonstrate the ability to perform tasks in a workplace, at a professional industry standard, and also to reflect on the experience and relate it back to their academic studies. Students must attend a minimum of 80 per cent of scheduled language classes, all scheduled industry seminars and fieldtrips, as well as achieve a grade of at least 60 per cent in the Indonesian language component.
A student’s home university may retain the right to set and grade other assessment tasks related to the program. While ACICIS makes a recommendation about how much academic credit a student should be awarded for their participation in the program, it is up to individual home universities to determine their own protocols and rules for awarding academic credit to students who undertake and successfully complete the program.
Both the student and the student’s home university will receive a copy of the Program Officer’s evaluation report as well as an official academic transcript from Atma Jaya University. These assessment documents will be sent (electronically in the case of the student and by post in the case of a student’s university) from the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth within six weeks of a student’s completion of the program. The home university may choose to award a grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements.
Participants not requiring academic credit may opt in their application form for a Professional Reference from the Program Officer instead of an academic report.