Unit description

Supports students in the development of learning and technology skills and concepts underpinning the preparation and management of a variety of business reports and documents. Students use technology tools to explore case studies, develop a range of templates for reports suitable for different stakeholders and undertake other active learning tasks to acquire key academic and business skills.

Unit content

Topic 1: Unit introduction
Topic 2: The nature of business and knowledge development
Topic 3: Analysis of business information in a range of forms
Topic 4: Technology tools for academic and business study
Topic 5: Report types and structures
Topic 6: Spreadsheet use and applications
Topic 7: Using technologies to construct presentations and reports
Topic 8: Technology and e-Business
Topic 9: Document management in a digital age
Topic 10: E-Commerce: Business Strategies, Security and Ethics

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

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Short written response25%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Short written response25%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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