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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Communication Skills
Unit code UPP035
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Mike Harris, Amy Williams

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and discuss the characteristics andpractice 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 formatsto an academic audience

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




Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture and two hour tutorial per week.


Assessment Task 1: Communication research task (25%)

Assessment Task 2: Group Presentation (45%)

Assessment Task 3 :Written reflection (30%)

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