Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Take the CourseAdvanced Interpersonal Communication
Start Date12 February 2024
End Date7 April 2024
Communication shapes how we view the world. It impacts our feelings, actions and engagement with others.
The way we express ourselves influences how other people perceive us. Communication can be a powerful skill when used with awareness, integrity and care.
The Advanced Interpersonal Communication micro-credential will empower you to engage more meaningfully with others.
In this 8-week course you will gain insight into the role and function of emotion in interpersonal relationships.
Learn how to manage conflict positively and explore how to apply different approaches to various types of person-to-person dynamics in family, social and workplace settings.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 – 13 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you want to strengthen your communication skills and have meaningful engagements with friends, family and colleagues.
Click here to download the course brochure.
- Class of 2024 February: 12 February – 7 April
- Class of 2024 May: 13 May – 7 July
- Class of 2024 August: 12 August – 6 October
There are no online classes. Course content is released on a weekly basis allowing you to work through course material, and meet weekly targets, at a time that is most convenient to you.
Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate of competence and badge. Your certificate and badge can be shared on 100+ social media platforms, allowing you to share your achievement with a single click.
The OpenLearning team has reviewed this course to ensure quality academic learning within the Malaysian and Australian credentialing framework.
An OpenLearning OpenCred is a type of credential that can stand-alone or interact with a formal qualification. OpenCred courses are market-leading online courses that prepare learners for the future of work.
This course has been designed and developed by experts in the field of psychology. The Advanced Interpersonal Communication micro-credential is for anyone needing to upskill in this area and offers 40 hours of learning and assessment.
Learners study online with peers and receive robust academic content while acquiring practical industry-relevant skills.
Completing this course leads to obtaining an OpenCred.
- 40 hours of learning
- OpenCred classification: Pathway
Stack specified combinations of SACAP Global micro-credentials and they can be recognised as equivalent to a module within our degree programme at SACAP (South Africa).
If you meet the minimum entrance criteria, you can enrol for the degree and apply for module exemption.
What You’ll Need
- Access to Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Stable internet connection
What You’ll Learn
Over the course of eight (8) weeks, through videos, readings and various learning activities, you will explore the following topics:
Week 1: The influence of human emotions in interpersonal communication
Week 2: Interpersonal communication styles: Friendships and professional relationships
Week 3: Interpersonal communication styles: Marriage and family
Week 4: Interpersonal communication dynamics of conflict
Week 5: Interpersonal communication strategies for managing conflict
Week 6: Power dynamics and their effects in interpersonal communication
Week 7: Interpersonal communication with persons with different abilities
Week 8: Summative assessment
By the end of this course, you will have:
- Described the influence of human emotions in interpersonal communication.
- Analysed styles of interpersonal communication that typically function within friendships and professional relationships.
- Analysed styles of interpersonal communication that typically function within marriage and family contexts.
- Examined the dynamics of interpersonal conflict.
- Applied effective communication strategies for managing interpersonal conflict.
- Described the role that power and influence play in interpersonal communication and relationships.
- Applied effective communication strategies for persons with different abilities.
You will have also created a portfolio of work, which you can use to demonstrate your newfound knowledge – perfect if you’re looking for that first job, getting back into the job market or chasing a promotion.
Our short course developers and assessors are expert practitioners. They have been selected for the breadth and depth of experience in their respective disciplines. The team loves sharing their knowledge and online learning expertise to help you get the most out of your learning journey.
Deepen your people skills.
Become an expert at expressing yourself and connecting with others.
Cover advanced communication and conflict dynamics.