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Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • Writing for the workplace
    • Using research effectively
    • Writing for government and how government works
    • Targeting an audience
    • Writing online material
    • Speech writing
    • Preparing a portfolio and CV
    • Applying for positions
    • Collaborative group work online
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Wikis

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

  1. interpret and apply concepts and techniques necessary to a range of workplace writing and research tasks
  2. develop and evaluate a body of work in readiness for the diverse needs of professional practice in the workplace
  3. apply independent and collaborative workplace-specific writing skills to the management and resolution of a range of policy and professional practice issues.
  • Assignment 1 - Professional Writing Portfolio (60%)
  • Assignment 2 - Policy analysis task (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Corporate writing task (25%)

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

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject is designed to introduce students to a range of writing and research tasks common to workplaces in both the public and private sectors. It covers the production of workplace documents, including speeches, briefing notes, publicity brochures, media releases and short reports, as well as a curriculum vitae and responses to selection criteria. It provides an introduction to research and writing as part of a team as well as an individual activity, and an awareness of the significance of cross-cultural interaction.

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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