Academic and Career Communication

Course code ABOR1410Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have developed:
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
ContentThe 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
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne essay 1000 words total 20%
JournalPersonal Learning Journal 1000 words - 20%
Other: (please specify)One Talking Circle Orations 1000 words equivalent 20%
Other: (please specify)Learning Research Essay Plan 1000 words 20%
ProjectsDevelopment of Curriculum Vitae 20% 1000 word equivalent
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR1410