Unit BBUS1003 Business Communication
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Number A2
Assessment Name Case Study – Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (1000 words)
Weighting 20%
Alignment
with Unit
and Course
Unit Learning Outcomes
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed
ULO2: Apply clear, evidenced based, coherent and
independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in
written communication.
ULO3: Demonstrate understanding of the writing
process in the production of various types of academic
and business communications.
Graduate attributes
GA 1: Communication
GA 3: Research
GA 4: Critical Thinking
and Problem Solving
GA 5: Ethical Behaviour
GA 6: Flexibility
Due Date and Time Week 8: Friday 17th May 2019, 5pm (AEST)
Assessment Description The assessment task asks you to produce a case study report of 1000 words
discussing the barriers to intercultural communication and how these barriers can be
removed from the business environment.
Students are to demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between
language and culture and how they have an impact on business communication.
Content and Structure
The assignment should be 1000 words in length and written in a case study report
format. The following is a guide on the content and the structure that your assignment is
expected to cover:
 Outline the three levels of culture.
 Briefly describe the relationship between language and culture.
 Discuss the barriers to intercultural communication.
 Discuss the research into cultural differences in the workplace and how has this
research contributed to the understanding of cultural diversity in the workplace.
 Use at least 5 credible sources to support your case study.
 Referencing: this is a list sources. Harvard Style Referencing is required.
*Remember you need to cite sources in-text, as well as the reference list.
Detailed Submission
Requirements
Submit to A2 Link on BBUS1003/BUS1003/BUS105 Moodle Page.
 1000 words
 Title page
 Header/Footer details including page number
 2.5 cm margins
 1.5 line spacing
 Calibri or Arial font
 11-12 size font
 5 credible sources
 Use Harvard referencing including in-text citations and reference list.
Misconduct  The assessment will be submitted through Turnitin via your unit page on Moodle.
 Turnitin is plagiarism software, which will identify if you have copied information and
included it in your assessment.
 Copying information from others (i.e. websites, partner company information, or
other students etc.) without the acknowledging the author is classified as
misconduct.
 Engaging someone else to write any part of your assessment for you outside of the
group work arrangement is classified as misconduct.
 To avoid being charged with Misconduct, students need to submit their own work
and apply Harvard Style Referencing (ask your lecturer or the learning support
coordinator (support@aih.nsw.edu.au) if you do not know what this means, or you
need assistance applying it).
 The AIH misconduct policy and procedure can be read on the AIH website
(https://aih.nsw.edu.au/about-us/policies-procedures/).
Use the AIH referencing guide accessible via Library and Learning Support Page
on Moodle.
Late Submission  Any assessment submitted past the specific due date and time will be classified
as Late.
 Any Late submission will be subject to a reduction of the mark allocated for the
assessment item by 5% per day (or part thereof) of the total marks available for
the assessment item. A ‘day’ for this purpose is defined as any day of the week
including weekends. Assignments submitted later than one (1) week after the
due date will not be accepted, unless special consideration is approved as per
the formal process.
Special consideration  Students whose ability to submit or attend an assessment item is affected by
sickness, misadventure or other circumstances beyond their control, may be
eligible for special consideration. No consideration is given when the condition
or event is unrelated to the student’s performance in a component of the
assessment, or when it is considered not to be serious.
 Students applying for special consideration must submit the form within 3 days
of the due date of the assessment item or exam.
 The form can be obtained from the AIH website (https://aih.nsw.edu.au/currentstudents/student-forms/) or on-campus at Reception.
 The request form must be submitted to Student Services. Supporting evidence
should be attached. For further information please refer to the Student
Assessment Policy and associated Procedure available on
 (https://aih.nsw.edu.au/about-us/policies-procedures/).
 Any assessment submitted past the specific due date and time will be
classified as Late.
 Any Late submission will be subject to a reduction of the mark allocated for the
assessment item by 5% per day (or part thereof) of the total marks available for
the assessment item. A ‘day’ for this purpose is defined as any day of the week
including weekends. Assignments submitted later than one (1) week after the
due date will not be accepted, unless special consideration is approved as per
the formal process.
 Students whose ability to submit or attend an assessment item is affected by
sickness, misadventure or other circumstances beyond their control, may be
eligible for special consideration. No consideration is given when the condition
or event is unrelated to the student’s performance in a component of the
assessment, or when it is considered not to be serious.
 Students applying for special consideration must submit the form within 3 days
of the due date of the assessment item or exam.
 The form can be obtained from the AIH website (https://aih.nsw.edu.au/currentstudents/student-forms/) or on-campus at Reception.
 The request form must be submitted to Student Services. Supporting evidence
should be attached. For further information please refer to the Student
Assessment Policy and associated Procedure available on
 (https://aih.nsw.edu.au/about-us/policies-procedures/).

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