Course Title: Conduct research

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Conduct research

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to research the information needed to inform a range of written works. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

<!--EndFragment-->At RMIT, the unit Conduct research is contextualised by your chosen writing courses. Conduct research is delivered and assessed along with each of your Refine Writing and Editing specialisations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSRAD02A Conduct research


1. Clarify and confirm purpose of research

2. Identify and access sources of information 

3. Analyse research findings

4. Provide information in appropriate format                            

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to conduct research to inform a range of writing tasks.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this unit includes the completion of a written exercise and demonstration of competency through your chosen writing specialisations.