PSP: Business Communication

Subject 615-103 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbookSearch for this in the current handbookSearch for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 0.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour workshop each week for 11 weeks
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Karen Mecoles
Subject Overview:

This is the first of the Professional Skills Program (PSP) for Information Systems subjects. It focuses on providing a range of social and commercial skills and enhancing business communication capabilities. This includes various forms of communication in a range of situations. The subject also offers the benefit of building confidence through practice.

The program includes workshops focusing on:

  • effective communication,

  • non-verbal communication,

  • negotiation,

  • conflict resolution, and

  • effective writing in business environments.

Assessment: None.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students enrolled in an Information Systems single degree, combined degree or Diploma course.

Students will have completed 615-101 before enrolling in this subject.

Together with 615-203, this subject is designed to lead to the next level of the Professional Skills Program. It can be undertaken before or after 615-203.

Download PDF version.