Communication for Built Environment

Qualification: Unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

If you’re looking to give your interpersonal skills a boost, consider this online Communication for Built Environment unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University.

Being able to communicate effectively, lead teams and collaborate with other practitioners is a crucial skill for those working within the design and architecture industries.

The unit has been designed specifically for architecture professionals, and focuses on developing the reflective, critical and evaluative thinking skills needed to succeed in the field. Students who complete this unit will be guided through their development core skills such as research, collaboration, oral presentations and editing and proofing their work.

On completion of this unit, students will walk away with the confidence and communication skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol if you have completed the following unit as it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Communication for Built Environment

Areas of study

In this architecture unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to university studies
  • Disciplinary background
  • Research
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Oral presentation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Editing and proofing

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, students will be able to:

  • Locate and synthesise information as you conduct scholarly research for the field of architecture and design
  • Comply to academic standards and industry conventions in research and reporting
  • Confidentially communicate findings and work with others in informal and formal settings
  • Articulate ideas and opinions appropriately across the built environment disciplines

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Communication for Built Environment from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Find out more about HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP here.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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