This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate (through written, oral and nonverbal form) in the workplace within an industry.

This unit applies to a wide range of workers, but has a specific focus on the communication skills required for workers with limited responsibility for others.


  1. Plan workplace communication
  2. Undertake routine communication
  3. Participate in workplace communication

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Identify the most appropriate method of communication for the intended audience
  • Prepare written material that is clear in meaning and format according to organisational requirements
  • Demonstrate active listening and questioning techniques in a workplace discussion
  • Communicate information and ideas verbally in a workplace discussion, considering the needs of those from diverse backgrounds
  • Identify and report any communication challenges to superiors
  • Seek feedback from others on effectiveness of communication

Nominal hours = 40