Course Title: Conduct research

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5314 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Conduct research

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Conducting research and analysing your findings is an important part of writing a wide range of business documents and projects. This unit is designed to cover the skills and knowledge required for you to conduct comprehensive research in response to a brief.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFRES401A Conduct research


1. Clarify research brief

2. Conduct research

3. Analyse research findings

4. Present research findings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to use a range of research and data gathering techniques to gather the information needed to write a range of business documents and projects. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • participation in written exercises, in class and online
  • oral presentations
  • the application of learned skills and insights to researching in response to a brief.