Students can choose to learn skills that underpin successful university study and also develop abilities that are immediately transferrable to any workplace and are highly sought after by employers. Depending on unit selection, the sequence develops hands-on skills in interpersonal, intercultural, and workplace communication, as well as providing training in oral and written communication skills. You will have the opportunity to select units that will let you work with different modes of writing including report writing, creative writing, writing for social media, feature writing and blogs, and you will be taught to speak in public, lead meetings, conduct interviews and negotiations and undertake mediation and conflict management. Students will leave the minor as confident and capable communicators. Employers value staff who possess the ‘soft skills’ that are developed within a Communications minor. Having a willingness to collaborate, being able to effectively problem solve, having critical thinking skills, possessing good interpersonal skills, and being able to adapt to change are in high demand in the workplace.

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Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);
  2. at least 20 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B).

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

  • COMM214Writing for the Public10 CP
  • COMM215Crisis Communication10 CP
  • COMM222Communication in a Global Society10 CP
  • COMM314Workplace Communication10 CP
  • DESN227Web Design10 CP
  • DESN244Design for Social Media10 CP
  • HUMA320Major Creative Project10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives Restriction requirement for HUMA320. Permission from the National Head of School or Course Coordinator is required prior to enrolling in this unit if you wish to count towards a particular major.

  • HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives Restriction requirement for HUMA332. Permission from the National Head of School or Course Coordinator is required. Quotas apply. An application process will apply for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Mathematics and Technology).

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