Courses & Units

International Business Communication JNB154


Students can develop the fundamental written and verbal communication skills necessary for effective communication in both business careers and academic studies in this unit. As such, the focus of it is two-fold; firstly, developing your personal communication skills and secondly also giving you a better understanding of the significant role of international business communication in the workplace.


Unit name International Business Communication
Unit code JNB154
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Mr Martin Crees-Morris
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the key elements of international business communication using real world examples
  • Analyse the role of communication in the modern multicultural workplace in a variety of scenarios
  • Demonstrate effective international business communication skills using written, visual and verbal presentations
  • Explain the significance of effective business communication in a multi-cultural workplace

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

On campus and Distance students participate in a weekly two hour workshop - live and on line - following a 'flipped' model.

A flipped model of learning requires students to have read the relevant MyLO materials, the text book readings and to have watched the summary lecture video prior to attendance at the workshop.

The workshop activities, discussion questions and case studies will be made available on MyLO prior to the session. 

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Presentation (25%)|Structured Essay (25%)|Examination (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Prescribed textbook

Dwyer, J. 2018 The Business Communication Handbook  11th  edn,Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne


Archee, R, Gurney, M & Mohan, T 2013, Communicating as professionals, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia.

Chaney, LH & Martin, JS 2012, Intercultural business communication, 6th edn, Pearson Education, New Jersey.

Christopher, E (ed.) 2012, Communication across cultures, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.

Guffey, ME 2019, Essentials of business communication, 11th edn, Cengage Learning, Mason.

Guirdham, M & Guirdham, O 2017, Communicating across cultures at work, 4th edn, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.

Thill, JV, Bovée, CL & Paul, CA 2020, Excellence in business communication, 13th edn, Pearson, New Jersey.



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