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Unit Overview


This is a skills-based unit which focuses on the analysis, evaluation and production of various text genres to effectively communicate business objectives in written, oral, numeric and graphic modes.

Students will employ formal, academically appropriate register to communicate clear, cohesive exposition of discipline-related knowledge. Students will also demonstrate research and information literacy skills to locate, critically analyse and synthesise reliable information to formulate credible argumentation in preparation for the demands of professional practice and/or specialised skills or knowledge for further postgraduate studies. Students will employ negotiation and conflict management skills to solve complex problems and in the process, apply and evaluate their interpersonal communication, team participation and intrapersonal skills.

6 points
Not available in 2024Taylors CollegeFace to face

Students are able to (1) communicate with clear, academically appropriate register to transmit discipline-related

knowledge in written, oral, numeric and/ or graphic form; (2) critically analyse and evaluate a variety of text genres; (3) critically analyse and evaluate reliability of various sources of information using reasoning and advanced information literacy skills; (4) engage in research by reviewing, critically analysing and synthesising information to achieve reasoned argumentation in a written format; (5) demonstrate critical thinking skills to address complex problems by applying reasoned justification; and (6) demonstrate effective interpersonal communication, team participation and intrapersonal skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessment; (2) report; and (3) group project. 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/workshops and collaborative learning sessions.
  • 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 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.