Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice

COM10011 12.5 Credit Points Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23



Aims and objectives

This unit gives students an inspirational and engaging educational experience at the commencement of their business or criminal justice degrees. Infused with real world examples, the unit aims to develop an understanding of innovation frameworks, while developing confidence and capability in communicating online within professional and academic settings. The unit focuses on innovation, communication, self-awareness and professional identity and provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their personal development.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify the reasons for academic integrity, and use the tools and processes to ensure its effective application 
2. Demonstrate professional communication skills in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit 
3. Apply innovation frameworks to evaluate a social need and/or problem and offer a potential solution 
4. Identify personal strengths to develop a personal and professional brand and identity