Course Title: Apply communication for a range of purposes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1073

Course Title: Apply communication for a range of purposes

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 50

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term2 2014

Course Contact: Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to operate more effectively and independently in the community by applying communication skills to meet everyday needs. It focuses on helping you to develop communication skills appropriate to a range of relationships and situations, including a focus on electronic communication modes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20453 Apply communication for a range of purposes


1. Communicate information to a range of relationships and situations

2. Locate information in a short simple texts

3. Complete short, simple formatted texts for personal/social/community purposes

4. Participate in communication for social/community/work/further education

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will have developed and applied the following skills: 

Communication skills to participate in conversations and to interact with others

Problem solving skills to identify and select appropriate communication strategies for different audiences and different situations

Language and literacy skills to participate in conversations and clarify communication requirements

Self-management skills to identify and seek out sources of support for own communication needs

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include the following:

Role Play and observation

Written questions

Written assignment