Course Title: Communicate with other people

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EMPL5405C

Course Title: Communicate with other people

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5183 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)

Course Contact : Dinah van Ruyven

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4287

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton - Teacher

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:

PMLCOM300B Communicate with other people


Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills

Performance Criteria:

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


Provide appropriate information

Performance Criteria:

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


Receive and act upon instructions

Performance Criteria:

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


Receive and convey messages

Performance Criteria:

Receive spoken and written messages and respond appropriately 
Record and convey information so that messages are understood

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

• Lectures
• Class Discussions
• Class Activities
• Worksheets

Teaching Schedule

Week           Week Beginning           Topic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
1.7th FebIntroduction to course
Library orientation
2.14th FebOrganise, analyse and present information
•Paraphrasing & Summarising
3.21st FebRecord details in accordance with enterprise procedures
Ensure that all written information is accurate and legible
• Write laboratory report
4.28th Feb

Interactive Communication 
 • How communication Works

5.7th March

• Nonverbal communication & listening skills 

• Interpersonal communication

6.14th March

Communicating in the Workplace
• Receive & respond to instructions/ Give instructions

7.21st MarchReceive & convey messages
8.28th MarchWorkplace Relationships
• Negotiation skills and Conflict management
9.4th April EXAMS (No class)
10.11th AprilCommunicating in the Workplace
• Speaking in public
11.18th April Self-directed work on Worksheets and Oral presentation
 25th April EASTER (No class)
12.2nd MayComplete and submit Worksheets
13.9th MayOral Presentation
14.16th MayOral Presentation
15.23rd MayWorking in, & Leading a team
16.30th May Working in, & Leading a team: In-class assessment activity
17.6th JuneEXAMS (No Class)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam

Assessment Tasks

Number                   Assessment                           Issued Week             Due Week            Assessment weighting 
                                                                                                                                                             % of final mark
1.                  Paraphrasing &Summarising                     2                             5                                    10

2.                     Written Lab Prac Report                             3                            5                                     10

3.                         In-class Worksheets                           4-10                        12                                     50

4.                            Oral Presentation                               10                        12-13                                 20

5.                       In-class Teamwork Activity                    14                           15                                    10

Assessment Matrix

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