Entry requirements and weighting

Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 15 Credit Points
Level: First Year Unit, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 4 = Lecture =2 hours, & Tute/Lab = 2 hours
  Personal Study Hours/week: 6

Brief description

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in Effective Participation at Work. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking

This unit aims to prepare students for effective participation in the workplace by emphasizing communication, collaboration, and research techniques. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal skills and hone the qualities they need for work and learning. 

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Communication principals in the workplace
  2. Negotiation and conflict management
  3. Culture and Communication
  4. Team building and roles
  5. Writing for the Web
  6. Speaking in Public
  7. Analysis and presentation of research information
  8. Business and Report Writing
  9. Essay Writing
  10. Contemporary ethical issues

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within the group as well as in teamwork: contributing equally, cooperating respectfully,
  2. Comply with basic business standards and behaviours that enable an efficient, effective and functioning workplace.
  3. Apply research skills and resources to define and resolve an issue.
  4. Use effective communication skills to facilitate collaborative activities and to take and give direction.
  5. Prepare a professional Resume for themselves 
  6. Prepare written documents that meet business standards in readability, clarity, logic, accuracy and succinctness: Memos, emails and reports.

Graduate attributes

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are ‘work ready’ and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry. The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and lifelong learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global Awareness Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership Specialist knowledge of a field of study

Levels of Attainment:

                                The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.
  The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which students mostly play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, interpreting documents, tests, examinations.
  The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.
  The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials
  The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.