Academic and Career Communication


Designed to provide the fundamentals in academic and career written communication, and an understanding of the purpose and use of these styles in a range of academic assessment tasks and professional work environments. Students will negotiate their personalised program with lecturers to achieve competency in the various academic and workplace communication skills encountered in the program of study.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. An introductory level of academic and professional writing skills

2. A basic skill level in oral expression and presentation

3. A growing ability to critically analyse

4. Information technology skills

5. A introductory level in research,referencing, and report writing skills

6. Independent learning skills

7. A growing awareness of their personal profile in the workforce


The course will cover the following skills development and understanding in:

  1. Tertiary assessment and professional communication processes
  2. Academic and professional writing styles
  3. Assignment requirements
  4. Referencing styles for academic and report writing
  5. Assignment/Report research techniques
  6. Information Technology
  7. Introduction to database use
  8. Oral presentations
  9. Study and examination techniques
  10. Being competitive in the workforce

Assessment Items

Presentation: Online Talking Circle Oration

Essay: Essay

Project: Project

Written Assignment: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term