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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

ENG62001 - Civil Construction Career Development AND 168 credit points in any SCU unit

Unit aim

Develops advanced workplace skills in a live construction site environment. Students will practise and reflect on aspects of workplace behaviour related to cultural competence, working with a diverse workforce, and leadership.

Unit content

Cultural stereotypes

Unconscious bias

Cross-cultural communication

Workplace diversity

Conflict resolution

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate competence in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds Cultural competence
2 apply leadership skills to support cultural diversity in a civil construction workplace Ethical practice Communication and social skills Cultural competence
3 deliver an oral presentation to workplace managers in a professional manner. Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate competence in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. apply leadership skills to support cultural diversity in a civil construction workplace
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. deliver an oral presentation to workplace managers in a professional manner.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills