A project is a planned body of work provided by an organisation to an individual student or team of students that results in the delivery of an agreed, tangible outcome. Students are briefed by the organisation and then expected to work independently, outside of the organisation, to complete the project within two to three months. Students taking part in a project are generally unpaid.

At least one progress meeting should be scheduled with the organisation to monitor and provide formative feedback, and a final meeting to deliver the outcomes should also be arranged.

Projects can involve a single student from the list of skill sets detailed below, or a team of students from the same skill stream or a collaboration of students from a range of skill streams. 

Each student should work for a minimum of 80 hours on their project-specific tasks and projects are generally unpaid. The relationship between a student or team and the organisation is similar to that of a client / agency process in the way the goals and outcomes are briefed, monitored and delivered.

Organisations wishing to register their interest in working with a UniSA student individual or team should complete their details here.

Please visit our Industry Experience site for further details of the benefits, obligations and suitability of UniSA CIL projects.

  • Social Researcher

    Social researcher

    > Market research
    > Communication audits
    > Social policy planning
    > Trend and population analysis

  • Communication/public relations planner

    Communication planner

    > Communication research
    > Project and campaign planning
    > Implementation of communication initiatives
    > Evaluation
    > Media monitoring
    > Media relations
    > Brand management
    > Writing for the web
    > Direct marketing initiatives 

  • Journalism

    Professional writer / journalist

    > Researching and monitoring topical issues
    > Gathering news information from various sources such as via interviews or desktop research
    > Reporting on information and presenting it in the form of a news story, documentary or feature article, either verbally or in print
    > Shooting and editing video for news stories
    > Tracking media clips and media
  • Social Media Strategist

    Social media strategist

    > Research social media platforms and tools
    > Social media campaign planning, implementation and monitoring
    > Integration of social media elements into broader communication functions
    > Social media engagement policies for the workplace

  • Digital Designer

    Digital designer

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Design print publications
    > App design
    > Design for multiple platforms and interfaces
    > Review design elements of branding

  • Web Developer

    Web developer

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Review design elements of websites
    > Analysis of client needs and development of relevant documentation
    > Design industry standard, interactive websites
    > Digital media production
    > Multi-platform optimisation

  • Film and television Producer/Editor

    Film and TV Producer / Editor

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Development of pre and post production elements
    > Production of a range of storytelling forms such as features, short films, drama, advertising, documentaries and promotional videos.

  • CGI Animator

    CGI animator

    (Australian-based students only)
    > Production of 2D animation, 3D animation, character design concept artwork: 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering, production of motion graphics sequence
    > Production of visual effects sequences, scripting; style guide; storyboard; animatic of animation concept, character animation, logo design: 2D concept, storyboard, 3D animation.

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Phone: +61 8 830 24930

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