Unit description

Improves students' communication competencies in business and academia. Provides an understanding of the role and importance of interpersonal communication within organisations. Introduces students to communication theories and concepts applicable in a business and academic setting. Illustrates and puts into practice skills required to improve interpersonal communication competence.

Unit content

Module 1: Essentials of interpersonal communication
Topic 1 Communication theory and practice
Topic 2 Non-verbal communication
Topic 3 Personality, listening and feedback

Module 2: Academic communication skills and writing
Topic 4 Information literacy and academic integrity
Topic 5 Critical thinking, logic and perception
Topic 6 Academic essays and reports
Topic 7 Business writing

Module 3: Applied business communication
Topic 8  Intercultural communication for business
Topic 9  Presentations and persuasion
Topic 10 Negotiations and interviews
Topic 11 Groups, meetings and discussions
Topic 12 Trust and conflict

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Witsel, M (ed.), 2015, Communication in Organisations, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781308403960.

Session 3

  • Witsel, M (ed.), 2015, Communication in Organisations, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781308403960.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Shanghai STVU

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online Exercises10%
Essay30%
Recording10%
Report50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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