Course Title: Communication and Creativity

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication and Creativity

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4038

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. It is assumed that this course will be taken in conjunction with English Academic Literacies and Research Skills.

Course Description

This preparation course builds on your skills in communication, social competence and critical thinking, so you are ready to make the most of academic and professional opportunities you will encounter at university and beyond.

By participating in a range of applied learning experiences, you will also increase your confidence and develop capabilities for academic tasks in your module studies.

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to:

  • generate and apply new ideas
  • work effectively with others, acknowledging their diverse perspectives
  • critically analyse situations and consider their potential consequences.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Reflect on your readiness for university study and plan how to improve your future performance. 
  2. Explain how your discipline studies and university activities transfer into employable skills in your chosen field or industry. 
  3. Apply ethical thinking in your research and in your use of the research of others. 
  4. Communicate a message to an audience through performance. 
    5. Work effectively alone or in groups.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity and capability in study skills for an Australian university environment.
  3. Work independently and in groups to meet learning outcomes.
  4. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving.
  5. Use a range of current learning technologies to enhance academic outcomes.
  6. Apply introductory level research skills.

Overview of Learning Activities

Over the semester, you will be guided through a range of activities related to your academic and employment future, including:

  • group activities that foster belonging and social connection
  • group and individual activities that may challenge your assumptions and require you to explore others’ perspectives
  • creation of digital content
  • collaborating and communicating face to face and online
  • activities that help you become organised and effective as a learner
  • activities that help you start to position yourself on the pathway to a career.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course. You will be supported in your studies with online resources via myRMIT, the University Library and Learning Lab.

Overview of Assessment

  • Task 1: Online reflective journal—20% (LO 1, LO 5)
  • Task 2: Video interview—10% (LO 2, LO 4, LO 5)
  • Task 3: Performance—35% (LO 4, LO 5)
  • Task 4: Academic portfolio—35% (LO 3, LO 5)