This unit aims to develop a set of skills associated with professional communication such as oral and written; including technical and online.  Students locate and assemble reliable relevant sources of information for analysis and presentation.  Content includes an overview of the Internet, characteristics and functions of browsers, resources on the Internet, using search engines effectively, and application of IT technology to information gathering and reporting.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
VIT1103

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conduct basic research by collating and synthesising information from a variety of sources;  
  2. Assess and evaluate resources and make judgements and decisions on their reliability and validity;  
  3. Demonstrate clear professional communication for specific purposes;  
  4. Plan and apply a variety of approaches to design and present researched information to given problem; and  
  5. Collaborate with others using effective interpersonal skills to design and develop online material, with responsibility for own output.  

Assessment

Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test 5 Online Quizzes (6% per Quiz) 30%
Portfolio Professional Communication Portfolio 20%
Project Group Assignment (35%) & Oral Presentation (15%) 50%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Test 5 Online Quizzes (6% per Quiz) 30%
Portfolio Professional Communication Portfolio 20%
Project Group Assignment (35%) & Oral Presentation (15%) 50%

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