Professional Communication Practice

COM10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period, normally 3 hours per week

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

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




Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed COM00001 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the vital part communication plays in professional life. In covering ideas and skills fundamental to professional communication success, it aims to build not only competence but also students’ confidence in functioning as ethical communicators, able to use a range of techniques to achieve desired communication outcomes.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Provide model used to interpret communication activity.
2. Identify your own communication styles as well as being responsive to those of others.
3. Utilize foundational skills in researching, evaluating and presenting information in different forms for professional communication purposes.
4. Display confidence in approaching involvement in different forms of professional communication.
5. Assess the relevance of mobile and online forms of communication to professional communication requirements.

Courses with unit

BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMN PROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)
BB-MCMNBUS Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Media and Communication