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RH1000 – Academic and Business Skills Development

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Offered: Study Periods 1, 3 and 5
Census Date:

Study Period 1 - 3 February 2023

Study Period 3 -  26 May 2023

Study Period 5 - 22 September 2023

Subject Coordinator: Dr Sangeeta Rai
EFTSL: 0.125
Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic Tuition Fee - $1,975
  • International Tuition Fee -$2,450
  • On Campus, Brisbane Campus
  • Online (domestic students only)
Expected time commitment per week: 7 hours of class contact online or on campus, approximately 13 hours of self-directed learning


The pace of change is accelerating at an exponential rate and the professional skills you need to thrive in this 21st century is your key to a rewarding career. This subject is designed to bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary education as well as to link academic learning with professional application. The ability to identify, understand, evaluate and synthesis research evidence from multiple sources to both written and oral business communications are the skills necessary to study at university level, but also highly sought employers. Students will explore the usage of different concepts and tools to build up their employability skills including basic digital literacy skills, written and oral communication skills.

Subject Learning Outcomes
  • Identify, understand, evaluate and synthesise information from academic research to both written and oral business communication
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply tertiary literacies including applying academic integrity in own learning and referencing conventions to build professional capabilities in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • Apply basic digital, numeracy, technical and problem-solving skills to represent and interpret graphical information appropriate to a business context.


Academic Skills Portfolio – 45%

Analytical Business Report (Group)– 25%

Role Play – 30%