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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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,, where you explore characteristics of communication practice, present logical arguments in a range of formats, work collaboratively, and critically reflect on experiences.

Summary 2021

Unit name Communication Skills in Practice
Unit code UPP017
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Mike Harris

Teaching staff

Mike Harris, Amy Williams

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and discuss the characteristics and practice of communication skills, styles and strategies

2. Conduct research and planning to present a logical argument

3. Communicate ideas and information in a range of formats to an academic audience

4. Critically reflect on working collaboratively, and/or skills development, to generate plans for the future



Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: one 3 hour workshop per fortnight; one 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.


AT1: Communication research task (25%)

AT2: Written reflection (30%)

AT3: Group presentation (45%)

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