BUSN5100 Applied Professional Business Communications

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit helps students develop their English writing and speaking skills to enable them to communicate confidently and professionally in a business environment. Students learn to produce key business documents as well as polished presentations. Additionally, the unit explores critical thinking, researching and referencing skills.
Students are able to (1) employ intercultural and interpersonal understandings to enhance effective professional communication in Australian contexts; (2) create key professional documents designed to influence specialist and non-specialist audiences; (3) deliver clear, informative and engaging presentations; (4) summarise, interpret and critically evaluate scholarly and non-scholarly sources of information; and (5) demonstrate an understanding of basic
research skills, referencing, and the ethical use of sources.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional report; (2) writing activities and quiz; and (3) team presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Antony Gray
Unit rules
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.