Effective Interpersonal Communication
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Effective Interpersonal Communication
Start Date11 September 2023
End Date22 October 2023
Communicating is easy, right? But there is so much more to it than you think. Discover the power of communication and sharpen your skills to achieve personal and career goals.
The Effective Interpersonal Communication micro-credential explores the foundations of effective interpersonal communication.
In this 6-week course, you will learn how to listen, read non-verbal cues, respond and express yourself well in the workplace. Discover how communication works and strengthen your personal and professional connections. Look at intercultural communication and the role of perception in effective communication.
Develop your communication skills and learn how to communicate clearly with friends, family and colleagues.
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 develop your communication skills and learn how to communicate clearly with friends, family and colleagues.
Click here to download the course brochure.
Class of 2023 September: 11 September – 22 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 Effective Interpersonal Communication micro-credential is for anyone needing to upskill in this area and offers 80 hours of learning and assessment.
Learners study online with course facilitators and peers, and receive robust academic content while acquiring practical industry-relevant skills.
Completing this course leads to obtaining an OpenCred.
- 80 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.
Effective Interpersonal Communication can be stacked with Advanced Interpersonal Communication, and recognised as equivalent to a module within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science Degree.
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 six (6) weeks, through videos, readings and discussions, you will:
Week 1: The foundations of effective interpersonal communication.
Week 2: Intercultural communication.
Week 3: The role of perception in effective communication.
Week 4: Verbal and non-verbal communication.
Week 5: Active listening and responding in personal, professional and social settings.
Week 6: Analyse how effectively you communicate.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define the foundations of effective interpersonal communication.
- Analyse language and meaning in an intercultural context.
- Analyse the role of perception in effective communication.
- Examine verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Examine active listening and responding appropriately in personal, professional and social settings.
- Apply the principles you’ve learnt and reflect on your experiences.
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.
Interpret verbal and non-verbal communication.
Cover key concepts of culturally sensitive communication.
How to flex your new skills in social and work circles.