Academic Practices and Communication Skills

COM10010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 84 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

The aim of Academic Practices and Communication Skills is to prepare students for a range of assessment and learning practices encountered in international higher education contexts. The content of the learning program focuses on practical applications of theoretical or conceptual knowledge and principles, as well as participation in reflective, autonomous and collaborative learning processes. English language skills for academic purposes will be consolidated, extended and assessed via specific criteria in all assessment tasks
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
  • Analyse roles, responsibilities and expectations in an international higher education context and apply understandings to a range of activities
  • Analyse connections between higher learning and needs and opportunities of industry and society in a global context and apply understandings to a range of activities
  • Apply knowledge of academic integrity and performance expectations to a range of assessment practices featured in higher degree programs
  • Collaborate effectively with peers while participating in a range of learning tasks for higher studies
  • Analyse and evaluate personal experiences, attributions and independent learning skills to develop an academic transition plan