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Unit Code
Unit Title
HMA400 Asian Studies Honours (Full-time)
HMA401 Asian Studies Honours (Part-time)
HMA402 Thesis
HMA404 Guided Reading Program
HMA407 Asian Studies Honours Special Project
HMA414 Critical Reading and Theory for Asia
HMA416 Asia Matters: China Now
(Not Offered 2014)
HMA417 Reporting Asia
(Not Offered 2014)
HMA420 Gender in Asia
(Not Offered 2014)
HMA453 Professional Placement in Asia
HMA460 Thesis A
HMA461 Thesis B
HMC400 Chinese Honours (Full-time)
HMC401 Chinese Honours (Part-time)
HMC403 Guided Reading in Chinese
HMC404 Thesis
HMC407 Chinese Language Teaching Methodology
(Not Offered 2014)
HMC415 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology
(Not Offered 2014)
HMC460 Thesis A
HMC461 Thesis B
HMJ400 Japanese Honours (Full-time)
HMJ401 Japanese Honours (Part-time)
HMJ405 Japanese 4C
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ406 Japanese 4D
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ407 Japanese Language Teaching Methodology
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ408 Japan in the Twenty-first Century
HMJ409 Guided Reading in Japanese
HMJ411 The Text in Contemporary Japan
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ415 Thesis Japanese
HMJ416 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ435 Introduction to Professional Japanese Translation
HMJ437 Japanese-English, English-Japanese Interpreting
(Not Offered 2014)
HMJ461 Thesis B Japanese
HMN400 Indonesian Honours (Full-time)
HMN401 Indonesian Honours (Part-time)
HMN403 Guided Reading in Indonesian
HMN405 Thesis
HMN415 Indonesian 3C Advanced
HMN416 Indonesian 3D Advanced
HMN417 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology
(Not Offered 2014)
HMN460 Thesis A
HMN461 Thesis B

2014 HMA453 Professional Placement in Asia

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: No

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See also   HMA253   HMA353


This unit is suitable for international students and local students. Students must have successfully completed HMA251/351 Volunteering in Asia. Enrolment in this unit is according to selection criteria. Students must submit an application to the Unit Coordinator. Placement can be taken during any semester; dates to be negotiated with the Unit Coordinator.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HMA453 O O O

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer O On Campus 01-JAN-2014 13-JAN-2014 03-FEB-2014 23-FEB-2014
Sem 1 O On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Winter O On Campus 31-MAY-2014 10-JUN-2014 23-JUN-2014 13-JUL-2014
Sem 2 O On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Spring H Distance 18-OCT-2014 03-NOV-2014 24-NOV-2014 31-DEC-2014
Spring O On Campus 18-OCT-2014 03-NOV-2014 24-NOV-2014 31-DEC-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

About Census Dates


This unit consists of a 4 week placement in a non-government organisation or equivalent in Asia. (Australian based placements in NGOs working on Asian issues will also be considered). Students will extend and build on the knowledge, skills and capabilities that they have acquired in their Asian Studies units. The practical and theoretical knowledge of volunteering gained in Volunteering in Asia will be implemented within the placement. The professional placement and project is agreed on in advance through consultation with the academic staff of the School, the student, and the host organisation. Placements can be in any country in Asia although each project must pass a risk assessment. Students will be supervised by the host organisation with the academic supervisor monitoring the placement to ensure that the content, progress and outcomes are of an appropriate standard.



HMA253: Portfolio (4,000 words 70%), host organisation assessment (10%), poster presentation at end of placement (20%)

HMA353:Portfolio (4,500 words 70%), host organisation assessment (10%), poster presentation at end of placement (20%)

HMA453:Portfolio (5,000 words 70%), host organisation assessment (10%), poster presentation at end of placement (20%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Placement in a non-government organisation or equivalent in Asia (4 weeks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - O
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - O
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Flexible scheduling - O
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq HMA251 or HMA351

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STAFF: Coordinator: Dr Kaz Ross

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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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