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

  • 12.5 hours per week

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

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Anti-requisites :
Completion of a unit that is similar in content or the content overlaps with another unit.

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.
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