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CMM1114 Professional Communication
Credit Points: 15
The ability to communicate effectively has been recognised as an essential skill for those wanting to be successful in their studies, in their careers and personal relationships. This skills-based unit uses a number of practical activities to allow students to achieve these essential skills. Students will be given techniques and strategies to: manage speech anxiety; think critically; research, package and deliver logical and persuasive messages; understand cultural and gender differences; and become an effective listener and work effectively in a team. This unit addresses three main areas: organisational communication; oral communication; and written communication. Approximately 65% of the time is devoted to developing effective and persuasive oral skills and 35% to written skills.

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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009