Program Details

Credit points: Recommended equivalency; 50% of a full semester load (0.25 EFTSL). Actual subject weighting and academic credit awarded to be determined by a student’s home university.

Contact hours: Total program time commitment: Approximately 300 hours

Comprised of approximately:

40 hours of Indonesian language classes
30 hours of seminars, tutorials and fieldtrips/industry case studies
70 hours of independent study and structured assignments
160 hours of practicum placement

Accreditation and Weighting

Upon completion of the program, the Academic Program Officer provides a student’s home university with a two‐page ‘Student Outcome Evaluation’ report detailing a student’s academic performance on the program. Student performance will be assessed only as ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ (equivalent to an ‘ungraded pass/fail’).

The student’s Host Organisation workplace mentor is also required to provide a brief report on the student’s activities and performance while undertaking their placement. This includes evaluation of a student’s professional demeanour and conduct, their ability to reflect critically and adapt to issues encountered in the workplace, their  approach to work, and their demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills (both oral and written). Assessment of the academic classwork component of the program will be carried out by academic staff at the Host University in Indonesia and the ACICIS Academic Program Officer.

To complete the program satisfactorily, students must demonstrate the ability to perform tasks in a workplace, at a satisfactory standard, as well as to reflect on the experience and relate it back to their academic studies. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled language classes, industry seminars and fieldtrips/case studies, as well as achieve a mark of at least 60% in the Indonesian language component of the program.

A student’s home university retains 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.

Assessment Components

The program components are used to inform the Academic Program Officer’s ‘Student Outcome Evaluation’ report and are listed on the appropriate pages below:

Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP)
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
Law Professional Practicum (LPP) Program Components
Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP)

Assessment Documents

Both the student and the student’s home university will receive a copy of the Academic Program Officer’s student outcome evaluation report as well as an official academic transcript from the Host University. These assessment documents will be sent electronically 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 numerical grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements for the program.

Participants not requiring academic credit may opt in their application form for a Professional Reference from the Academic Program Officer instead of an academic report.