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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
MelbourneSession 1Session 1,2,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 3Session 3
OnlineSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
PerthSession 1Session 1,2,3
SydneySession 1,2Session 1,2,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 3Session 3

Unit description

Introduces students to key theories and concepts in management communication. Develops students’ skills to become effective business and academic communicators, writers and speakers. Students will learn to prepare clear and powerful messages, both individually and in groups. Students will learn strategies which will help them plan, write, revise and edit business documents. Through this process, students will also develop an understanding of, and skills in, the principles of academic integrity and academic writing.

Unit content

  1. The purpose of communication
  2. Credibility as a writer
  3. Managing the writing process
  4. Interpretation and evaluation
  5. Persuasion and argument
  6. Analysis and the case study
  7. Communication among people: Communicate across culture
  8. Communication among people: Corporate communications
  9. Communication among people: Oral presentations
  10. Communication in a digitally integrated world

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Identify different forms and theories of management communicationCommunication and social skills
2Apply skills to manage the writing processLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3Apply principles of academic integrity and academic literacyEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
4Write clear and concise business documentsLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5Apply effective communication skills, both individually and in diverse groupsCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify different forms and theories of management communication
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Apply skills to manage the writing process
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Apply principles of academic integrity and academic literacy
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Write clear and concise business documents
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Apply effective communication skills, both individually and in diverse groups
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Executive summary20%
Case study20%
Report40%
Participation20%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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