ATS2184 - Intercultural skills for an internationalised workplace - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Professor Rita Wilson


Dr Felix Nobis

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Quota applies - This unit relies on interactive engagement between domestic and international students and as such an enrolment quota applies.


The unit introduces students to practical and theory-based approaches to understanding and applying professional and social intercultural skills. The unit draws together domestic and international students and provides a platform for students to learn together and from each other. Students participate in a series of interactive learning activates and workshops to better understand the nature of 'culture', the value of intercultural skills, and the strategies to apply these skills. The unit engages with the internationalised workplace in Australian and in international contexts. For assessment, students undertake smaller group tasks, building toward an Intercultural Industry event held at the end of semester.


On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the theories of cultural diversity within contemporary society
  2. critique the internationalised workplace within Australian and International contexts
  3. Apply intercultural strategies to resolve a range of practical challenges
  4. Prepare and present case-studies and real-world pitches to diverse audiences
  5. Design plans and strategies in the creation of an intercultural industry event


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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