Web Communications

Qualification: Undergraduate 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
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About this unit

You cannot be a communications professional today without having a thorough understanding of the internet and its various communication platforms. This online unit of study will get you up to speed on all forms of internet communications so that you can utilise them to publish work and to collaborate with others.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Curtin University, the unit equips you with the knowledge to use a range of web technologies and platforms like wikis, blogs and social networks. The unit also covers the protocols and recommendations surrounding content sharing, so that you can consider the impacts on security and your personal brand. 

Whether you’re working in a niche area or you are trying to speak to the general population, the internet is a powerful tool for getting your messages across. This unit will ensure you know how to use it to its full potential, and that you avoid any associated pitfalls.

Eligibility

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

  • The Internet – Communications

Areas of study

In this Web Communication unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: what's in a name?
  • What is the internet?
  • What is the world wide web?
  • What is Web 2.0?
  • Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Social networks
  • Content sharing
  • Internet footprints
  • Digital shadows
  • Social me(dia) rivers
  • The future(s) of internet communication

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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?

Operating in the contemporary communications paradigm includes utilising the internet as a publishing platform, a tool for generating content and for collaborating with peers. This online unit will demonstrate your ability to do all three.

On completion of this unit you will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Utilise internet applications for a range of collaboration, communication and publishing purposes
  • Operate with an understanding of how the internet can effect personal and brand identities and the user’s response to different media
  • Test out your knowledge with practical exercises
  • Apply your knowledge of communications theories to your operations online

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Web Communications 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 FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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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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