Course Title: Communicate with other people

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: GEDU6103C

Course Title: Communicate with other people

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5362 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Muriel Aldunate

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to receive and pass on written and oral messages, provide relevant information in response to requests within timelines and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSL913001 Communicate with other people


1 Receive and act upon instructions

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Listen attentively to instructions and respond appropriately
1.2 Clarify instructions to ensure a complete understanding of the task


2 Receive and convey messages

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Receive verbal and written messages and respond appropriately
2.2 Record and convey information so that messages are understood


3 Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow workplace procedures which reflect equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and non-harassment legislative requirements
3.2 Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills during everyday interactions


4 Provide appropriate information

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Deal with inquiries in accordance with workplace customer service requirements
4.2 Establish details of inquiry by questioning and summarising
4.3 Access and provide relevant information that meets own authorisation and confidentiality requirements
4.4 Redirect inquiries to relevant personnel for resolution if beyond own area of responsibility
4.5 Complete all workplace documents legibly and accurately in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

group work & discussions


role play

Teaching Schedule

 Week Date Topic Assessment
 1 3/7 

How communication works
Non-verbal communication

 2 10/7 Interpersonal skillsIn class work sheets
 3 17/7 Give, receive and convey instructions and messagesIn class work sheets
 4 24/7 Writing lab reports In class work sheets
 5 31/7 Public speaking: Oral presentations In class group work
 6 7/8 Working effectively in a team In class group work
 7 14/8 Working effectively in a team
 practice and feedback for oral presentations
 In class group work
 8 21/8 Exam week, no class 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment
CHD- Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI- Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC- Competent with Credit (60-69%)
CAG- Competency Achieved- Graded (50- 59%)

  • To pass the course you need to pass each type of assessment. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass one assessment but fail another).
  • Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.
  • APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. 
  • For missed assessments such as oral presentations- you (& your doctor, if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher. 

Overview of Assessment

In- class activities

Group work


Oral presentation

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Date Value
 Class participation ongoing 20%
 In class worksheets ongoing 20%
 In class group work Week 5, 6 and 7 30%
 Oral presentation Week 11 (co assessment for Sustainability class) 30%

Assessment Matrix

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