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FIT2035 - Professional communications for industry-based learning

SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


This unit provides a theoretical and practical overview of personal and professional communications, with particular emphasis on appropriate register. Topics include: the elements of communication, barriers, cultural differences; active listening and feedback cues; public speaking; technical and business text structures and language features; workplace communications; personal and professional ethics and codes of practice; negotiation skills and conflict resolution; cross-cultural sensitivity and communications in the global economy. This unit is a hurdle requirement for Industry-Based Learning (IBL) students before their professional placements.


Written assignments: 45%
workshops/social/business events participation: 25%
oral presentation 30%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Completion of 24 points at first year.