Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Media, Film and Journalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Matthew Piscioneri


This unit aims to develop students' professional communication capabilities, to assist students to apply knowledge and skills from an academic context to workplaces, and for students who have underataken ATS1298, to refine the language and communication abilities learned in the first year unit.

The unit will focus on the production of extended documents in genres used in workplaces, particularly tenders, submissions, proposals, grant applications, instruction manuals, position papers, project reports and accompanying documentation. It is aimed at developing students' workplace communication, professional English and research abilities within and beyond the academic world.


On successful completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of grammar and professional style;
  2. Show an understanding of the principles of document design and graphic communication of information;
  3. Write a tender/proposal/ submission/ grant document for a competitive bidding/ funding application;
  4. Write sound documentation for instructions/ manuals, based on usability criteria;
  5. Write a position paper which coherently presents an organizational standpoint on an issue or policy;
  6. Reinforce the message of a written document with a spoken presentation.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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