Enrolments: 307,108

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 299,970

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Professional Communications

The aim of this short course was to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake Postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University.

The Professional Communications short course covers sections of the subject MGI521: Professional Communications, a core subject in the following Master degrees at Charles Sturt:

■■■■ Intermediate
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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled3,676 students

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Course Schedule

Module 1:

Communication Psychology

  • The latest in human behaviour and interaction theory
  • The cognitive process of communication and how to leverage it
  • The psychology of information and knowledge exchange

Module 2:

Language & Writing

  • Correct and appropriate business language
  • Using language to stimulate the reader
  • Structuring written communication around a message

Module 3:

Digital Communications

    • Effective use of email and instant messaging
    • Working within social media and online communications
    • User experience fundamentals

Module 4:

Persuasion & Buy-in

    • Consultative selling and solution selling principles
    • The psychology of the sell/buy process
    • SPIN for better buy-in


Exam Week

  • Final exam

Course Information Q&A

Who is the target audience for this course?

The course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their written, oral, visual and digital communication skills within a workplace environment.

Who presents the webinars?

This course was developed by one of our most popular and motivational lecturers – Brenton Burchmore. Brenton is our senior industry based management lecturer and has designed, developed and delivered a range of subjects on communications, sales, management and project management.

Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.

Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three University short courses will qualify you for credit for an industry elective subject. Click here for further details.

Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

Are the webinars recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.