Fundamentals - Professional Business Writing

Effective use of business writing skills

Purpose of this Module

The purpose of this unit standard requires learners to follow a process in writing texts and reports required in business. It is intended to promote clear, unambiguous communication in plain language and to improve the quality of written reports and other texts that are specific to a business environment, require a particular format and may include specified legislated requirements. The unit standard enables learners to recognise and effectively use textual conventions and features specific to business texts."

Learning Outcomes     

The following outcomes will be achieved after completing this module:

  • Identifying the intended audience for the communication 
  • Identifying the purpose of a text 
  • Selecting the appropriate text type, format and layout for the purpose 
  • Organizing and structuring a technical text appropriately 
  • Using appropriate grammar conventions 
  • Drafting and editing a technical text 
  • Recognizing errors and checking for accuracy 
  • Presenting the same information in different ways 
  • Using plain language in business