Unit delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
This unit introduces you to effective professional communication techniques and practices applicable to the workplace and study. You will learn about the foundations of communication, the various communication styles, professional etiquette, and different types of communication behaviours. A central focus of this unit is for you to understand your own style, and gain an awareness of how you communicate and how others might feel based on how you behave and interact. In addition, you will explore a range of barriers and enablers to effective communication, and develop strategies such as active listening, conflict resolution, and giving and receiving feedback. You will practice, and be assessed on, effective communication in groups and in a simulated environment. This will include participation in role plays, interviewing others, presenting ideas, and completing various group and individual activities. In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs. You will be introduced to: - a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice - principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios - reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations - ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
|Unit name||Professional Communication|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Discipline||Business and Management UC|
|Coordinator||Doctor Ana Lobo|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||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 describe the foundations of, and barriers and enablers to effective communication
- Examine and develop the skills, techniques, and practices used in professional communication
- Analyse and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of communication tools and strategies
- Analyse and apply communication skills, styles, techniques and methods
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAA105 Professional Communication
On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials.
Off-campus students: Weekly 2 hour online tutorials.
|Assessment||AT1: University Service Task: Reflection and Critique (20%)|AT2: Critiques and Personal Reflection (30%)|AT3: Experiential Learning Report (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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