This unit introduces you to a range of communication skills, techniques and practices, that enable effective participation in the university environment, workplace and community. You will also learn about communication strategies and styles that are needed in these various contexts. Through the completion of various individual and team-based activities, you will develop confidence, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Major tasks in this unit include a research task, group presentation and reflection, through which you will explore characteristics of communication practice, present logical arguments in a range of formats, work collaboratively, and critically reflect on experiences.
|Unit name||Communication Skills in Practice|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Coordinator||Miss Amy Williams|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and discuss the characteristics and practice of communication skills, styles and strategies
- Conduct research and planning to present a logical argument
- Communicate ideas and information in a range of formats to an academic audience
- Critically reflect on working collaboratively, and/or skills development, to generate plans for the future
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On Campus students: 3 hour workshop (face-to-face) and 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.
|Assessment||AT1: Communication research task (25%)|AT2: Written Reflection (30%)|AT3: Group Presentation (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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