The fundamental skill of communication

Communication is one of the most common skills in job advertisements. And as workplaces change, so do communication needs requiring effective skills in face-to-face, video, message and other mediums. Strong communication skills are essential for engaging others, sharing ideas and building understanding both inside organisations and externally with stakeholders, customers and clients.

Why earn a credential in communication?

Your communication expertise can provide you with a point of difference that sets you apart. The Communication credential will:

  • Formalise the learning and experience you've gained during your career
  • Prove your communication expertise to employers
  • Help you develop further by reflecting on your abilities
  • Help you future proof your career by validating your expertise in this valuable enterprise skill.
Depending on which level you achieve the credential in, it could lead to credit towards a post-graduate qualification at Deakin.

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Bachelor-aligned

'As an experienced professional, I readily adopt new technology or methods to improve communication between groups.'

Communication

Bachelor-aligned

To earn the Communication Bachelor-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Play an active role in facilitating productive interactions to build relationships
  • Collect, prepare and present information to internal and external groups
  • Deliver engaging and compelling communications using a range of formats
  • Prepare specialist advice on a wide range of topics.

To learn more about this level, please download the Bachelor-aligned guide

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Pre Masters-aligned

'As a senior professional, I prepare and deliver presentations on complex topics to internal and external audiences.'

Communication

Pre Masters-aligned

To earn the Communication Pre masters-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Optimise communication within your team by using a range of technology and methods
  • Prepare specialist advice and report on a range of topics
  • Present to others with authority and insight
  • Communicate in high pressure situations to resolve conflict or assert a position
  • Encourage the sharing of information across teams and stakeholders.

To learn more about this level, please download the Pre Masters-aligned guide

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Masters-aligned

'As a senior leader in my organisation, I understand what shapes effective communication and promote a culture that encourages it.'

Communication

Masters-aligned

To earn the Communication Masters-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Prepare and present influential reports and documentation on often complex topics
  • Represent your organisation with authority and credibility in public forums
  • Inform and influence stakeholders on a range of topics
  • Give clear instructions or recommendations to stakeholders on strategic issues

To learn more about this level, please download the Masters-aligned guide

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Samuel Lopez-Lago Ortiz

My credential certifies what I can offer to anyone interested in collaborating. It's a legitimate form of evidence that's requested by many companies during the selection process.

Samuel Lopez-Lago Ortiz