Course Title: Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3311

Course Title: Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou / Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: /

Course Description

The focus of this unit is on reading and writing skills in English for formal and informal written communication. It is related to information, instructions, and other written texts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21467 Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts


1 Read a range of straightforward communications

2 Write straightforward communications

3 Read a range of straightforward transactional forms

4 Complete straightforward transactional forms which require some detailed information

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to participants using reading and writing skills in English in a wide range of formal and informal contexts. The situations in which these skills are applied are varied, and can be related to contexts such as social and community life, everyday commerce and recreation, workplaces and vocational or study-related fields.

The outcomes described in this unit relates to:


  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+


Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent.
You will be assessed by notetaking, summaries and formal and informal  letters and emails.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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