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HAC1000 The Skilful Communicator

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


To succeed at university and in your career, you need to have effective communication skills to present yourself and your work confidently in a range of contexts. This course will provide foundational skills that can be applied beyond your studies to ensure your ongoing success as a skilled communicator. You will be exposed to a range of practical models to help you identify your current skills and knowledge, outline opportunities for growth and development, confidently transition into new professional settings and contexts, and empower you to be a skilful and persuasive communicator.

As a first-year student, you will participate in practical activities and workshops designed to help you maximise your academic success and future employability during your career path. The course comprises written and oral communication skills; academic, information and digital literacies; self-directed learning; and critical thinking to help you succeed in academic and professional contexts. This course will foster your self-belief and agency to communicate inclusively with a clear purpose and strengthen your skills in reflection and self-awareness. The course will be delivered through collaborative discussions and portfolio development.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023