Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction, academic and digital integrity
    • Understanding what communication is
    • Communication types and settings
    • Effective communication skills
    • Visual communication
    • Online security, social media and online educational tools
    • Collaborating and communicating effectively in teams
    • Working in teams
    • Public speaking and oral presentations
    • Oral communication tools
    • University learning environment
    • Revision, trial presentation submission
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links
      • Wikis

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify and use interpersonal strategies appropriate for purpose and audience when communicating in spoken, written and online modes in the learning environment
  2. execute an oral presentation using visual tools format to enhance the message
  3. participate in a team project and produce a blog or wiki on an assigned topic that demonstrates effective online, interpersonal and collaborative learning practices
  4. demonstrate competent communicative skill in using English for academic purposes (in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities).
  • Assignment 1 - Structured discussion (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group task (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual Reflection (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - Oral presentation (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

Students develop their knowledge and skills in effective spoken, written and graphic communication in a tertiary context. Communication strategies appropriate for purpose and audience are applied in practical and interactive learning tasks involving interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation and language skills.

Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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