Course Content

Learning Content

The UCWE is an enabling course. It provides foundational knowledge and skills for lifelong learning, as well as introducing students to legal and policing concepts and workplace skills.

Communication - is designed to build a student's knowledge and skills in communication competence in the workplace. The module offers an opportunity for students to develop self-awareness of their communication competence and to understand the importance of communication skills.

Guiding Communication Towards Positive Outcomes - introduces students to strategies for managing and resolving conflict in communication. There is a specific focus within the module of developing students' knowledge and skills to communicate with vulnerable people.

Legal Framework - is a module designed to develop a student's knowledge of government and law in Australia, how laws are made, the court system in New South Wales and the legislative structure of police powers.

Crime and Policing - introduces students to concepts of policing and legal structures encountered in everyday policing in New South Wales, e.g. police powers, duty of care and arrest.

Writing Documents - is a module designed to develop a student's knowledge and skills to create basic workplace communication documents e.g. reports, as well as how to reference using APA referencing principles.

Ethical Practices - introduces students to the concepts of personal and professional ethical principles and standards of ethical behaviour in the New South Wales Police Force.

Cultural Diversity - is designed to aid the development of a student's knowledge of a culturally diverse workplace. The module provides opportunity for a student to understand the importance of cultural awareness.

Leadership and Teamwork - is designed to aid the development of a student's understanding of leadership and teamwork and the qualities and attributes which define best practice leadership styles.

Workplace Practices and Obligations - is designed to introduce students to the workplace practices and obligations, governance policies and protocols in the workplace, which benefit PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) and workers. The module learning focuses on increasing the students' knowledge of their responsibilities in these areas.

Technology - is a module designed to develop a student's knowledge in the use of basic computer based technology and internet systems/programs, including Microsoft office suite and commonly used internet programs when communicating and searching for information.

Personal Resilience - is focused on developing a student's understanding of personal resilience. The module content is designed to develop a student's ability to recognise loss of resilience for themselves and others in the workplace. The strategies for building and maintaining resilience are a focus of the module and avenues for assistance are included in the module resources.

Safe Driving - is focused on building the knowledge of students to drive safely and recognise good and poor driving behaviour.

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