Business Communication (11170.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|School Of Management||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain why effective communication is important in a corporate environment;
2. Apply theories and observations of verbal communication to real-world communication challenges;
3. Critique common formats of written business communication by recognising standard and nonstandard elements in examples of each format; and
4. Create business presentations that use verbal and nonverbal communication techniques effectively.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units9527 Management Communication
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Bassot, B. (2016). The reflective journal. Macmillan International Higher Education.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the UCC Reception, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students MUST obtain at least overall 50% of the total mark.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours.
Weekly lecture: 1 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly workshops: 2 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly study commitment, in addition to the 2 items above: 2 hours/week, 12 times (including mid-term break)
Mandatory Training Modules: preparation time of 10 hours
Portfolio of communication types: preparation time of 33 hours
Group presentation: preparation time of 20 hours
Communication Critical Review: preparation time of 30 hours
Whilst attendance at lectures and workshops does not form a component of the mark for this unit, lecture and workshop activities are very focused towards both the assessment for this unit and your professional field, so attendance is expected. Your particpation in class will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation will severely jeopardise your ability to pass the assessment items, and students who do not attend classes tend to fail the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic use of internet browsers (eg. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) is essential.
Competent use of word-processing, presentation and presentation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite) is highly desirable.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192498)
- HKBU Trimester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (192549)
- Semester 2, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191493)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (187904)
- Winter Term, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191495)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (192067)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (192184)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (191971)
- Semester 1, 2019, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191492)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184560)