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COMN11-103: Communication in the Workplace


In this subject, you will learn about significant issues, topics, theories, and practices in contemporary workplace communication from both an employee and a managerial perspective. The subject aims to help you understand how workplace communication functions to guide you in making your own strategic communication choices and make sense of others’ communication. You will learn about employee socialisation, managerial and leadership communication, workplaces as cultures, communication channels and structures, communication and decision-making, communication between employees, conflict communication, power and resistance, reactions to change, and communication during transitions. Throughout the subject, you will analyse various organisational communication issues and make recommendations for change. The subject considers many different workplace communication scenarios, and students will have ample opportunities to lead discussions.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Apply workplace communication theories and concepts to analyse and make effective recommendations for responding to various workplace communication issues. 2. Research an issue in workplace communication. 3. Construct clear, evidence-based arguments. 4. Effectively lead discussions about contemporary workplace issues.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021