This online Organisational Culture unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University introduces students to the key theories, concepts and principles needed to understand organisational communication in today’s workplace environment.
With an emphasis on both the comprehension and application of contemporary management and communication strategies, this unit looks at how an organisation’s culture – it’s ethos, mission, personnel, stakeholders and product – define its organisational practice.
Modern businesses are made up of a complex blend of power relations, identity and diversity issues, negotiations, ethical and legal issues. Communication professionals need to be equipped to handle each aspect, and to adapt communication campaign strategies to suit the changing global business landscape. This unit gives students the necessary skills and information to move forward in this field.
Anyone can apply, however it is recommended that you complete the following units prior to enrolling:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
Organisational Behaviour and Communication
Areas of study
In this communication unit, the topics you will study include:
Approaches to organisational communication (classical approaches; systems and cultural approaches)
Communication strategies (human relations and human resource approaches; applying theory to employing staff)
Decisions, conflict and emotion (decision making processes; conflict; emotion within organisations)
Diversity management; technology, globalisation and communication
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit is crucial to aspiring communication professionals. By completing this unit, students will have developed a sophisticated understanding of effective management and communication strategies that can be adapted and implemented in any contemporary business environment. Students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the ins and outs of communication campaign strategies as they relate to workplace diversity, power relations, negotiation strategies, ethical and legal issues and the role of technology.
Successful completion of this online unit will also contribute to achieving a communication degree from Griffith University.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Organisational Communication from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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