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Unit Overview


Effective communication is fundamental to business productivity in an ever-changing, increasingly competitive global market. It is an integral operational component of any business organisation; consequently, successful business professionals must be proficient communicators to articulate and achieve business objectives.

This skill-based unit will teach students to write clear, cohesive business documents with a suitable register expressed using complex grammatical structures, specialised vocabulary and appropriate document mode. Students will also have the opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge into real life business scenarios to further refine their communication skills.

6 points
Not available in 2024Taylors CollegeFace to face

Students are able to (1) apply knowledge of linguistics to achieve coherence, cohesion and contextual appropriateness in writing and/or speaking; (2) read a variety of academic and /or business texts to critically analyse and evaluate genre-related communicative registers; (3) write clear, cohesive business texts using suitable register with appropriate grammatical structures, vocabulary and form; (4) apply advanced information literacy and reasoning skills to research and produce credible argumentation using evidence-based research; (5) participate in authentic business activities to collaborate with peers to achieve common

business objectives requiring judgements, complex problem-solving and reasoning skills; and (6) demonstrate advanced reasoning, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) grammar tests; (2) project; and (3) mock interview and meeting. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nick Letch
Unit rules
enrolment in
the Pre-Masters Program Business
Contact hours
60 hours, face-to-face comprised of 13 weeks of tutorial/workshop and collaborative learning sessions
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  • 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.