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Communication and Research Skills (CARS)

Further information

  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Due dates for Communication and Research skills
  • STUDYSmarter

CARS (Communication and Research Skills) is an online unit which assists UWA students to develop basic communication and research skills in an academic context.

All students commencing a first year undergraduate course are required to complete CARS.  The unit is available through the Learning Management System using your Pheme account.


When you work through the CARS unit you will find modules on:

You can access the unit at anytime.  Students and visitors who are not enrolled in CARS can still work through the modules above.

You must complete CARS in your first period of enrolment and obtain a minimum of 80% in the final quiz to pass the unit.  To check the completion dates, go to Due dates for CARS.

Need help?

askUWA has an in-depth list of FAQs about CARS.  You can also “Ask a Question” if you need more help.

StudySmarter offers a range of workshops, drop-in sessions and online resources to help get more out of your study.

Information Services provides guides that can help with your research and study skills.

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