Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston
This unit will introduce leadership, people management and communication skills and techniques to support effective interaction with construction people and teams, clients, contractors, suppliers and external stakeholders. You will learn and apply negotiation and conflict resolution techniques and communication mindsets that address contemporary issues in the workplace and motivate teams to deliver on construction objectives.
In addition to this unit’s formal assessment activities, you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of evidence reflecting the development of your skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, and ethics and social responsibility.
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||Workplace Relations and Communication|
|Discipline||Business and Management UC|
|Coordinator||Ms Fiona Brodribb|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Identify key people and roles in construction projects, and their information requirements.
- Explain the principles and challenges of leading and managing people in the workplace.
- Apply communication strategies and skills for the construction industry
- Discuss ethical principles for communication and contemporary behaviours and perspectives in the workplace.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Weekly or fortnightly tutorials (after hours) and 2 x full day face-to-face workshops per semester.
|Assessment||AT1: Communication Requirements Table and Email (25%)|AT2: Team Motivation Plan (35%)|Case Study: Negotiation (40%)|
|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.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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