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Communication Foundations and Essential Communication Skills

What happens if I am placed into Communication Foundations?

All students in participating programs (see “Language Assessment”) must successfully complete Essential Communication Skills (COMM19999) before graduation.

Therefore, if you are placed into Communication Foundations (COMM19997) (formerly Basic Communication Skills) as a result of your Language Assessment scores, you will need to complete Essential Communication Skills (COMM19999 )after completing Communication Foundations (COMM19997). You cannot graduate until you have completed Essential Communication Skills (COMM19999). Additional course fees will be incurred for students who do not take Essential Communication Skills in the first semester of their program.

If you are placed into Communication Foundations as a result of your Language Assessment, you will have the option of meeting with an Assessment Centre Advisor to discuss how placement into Communication Foundations might impact your program of study. The Assessment Centre will provide you with further information, at a later date, regarding the offer of advisement.

Note: Students who are placed into Communication Foundations will then need to complete Essential Communications Skills; a course fee will apply. 

When will my first Communications class begin?

Communications classes will begin the first week of the semester. Refer to your timetable to determine the date and location of your Communications course. Communications courses are indicated on your timetable as either COMM19997 (Communication Foundations) or COMM19999 (Essential Communication Skills).

I failed ECS last semester. What happens now?

If you were unsuccessful in ECS in a previous term, you will need to complete this course before graduating. You may wish to speak to your Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor to discuss the options available to you. These include: registering for an additional class in a subsequent semester, registering for the course through Continuing Education, or extending your program. Course fees apply.

Remember, all students in programs requiring Essential Communication Skills must successfully complete COMM19999 prior to graduation.

I failed COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS last semester. What happens now?

If you were unsuccessful in Communication Foundations in a previous term, you will need to complete this course before you can register in Essential Communication Skills. You may wish to speak to your Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor to discuss the options available to you. These include: registering for an additional class in a subsequent semester, registering for the course through Continuing Education, or extending your program. Course fees apply.

Remember, all students in programs requiring Essential Communication Skills must successfully complete COMM19999 prior to graduation. 

International student fees for ECS/ Communication Foundations 

For the 2016/2017 academic year, international students will be required to pay the international rate for ECS. The rates are:

  • $1,565.82 - Mobile programs
  • $1,548.84 - Non-Mobile programs