Communications Management

COM60002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester  or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 30 hours + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with understanding of a range of communication strategies and their applications in a business environment. The unit will enhance students’ competencies in the principles and techniques for managing large and multidisciplinary communications projects. Students will be equipped to apply communications management research and skills to business projects, as well as identify and respond to potential business and communications issues.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate coherent and developed knowledge associated with innovative communication tools and critique their potential contribution to business and communication management.
2. Use research skills to identify source information to analyse key leadership business issues.
3. Critically analyse the role of communication in organisational knowledge construction.
4. Apply analytical skills, techniques and technological knowledge to successfully manage project communication.
5. Evaluate communication proficiently to a variety of audiences and operate as an effective member or leader of a diverse team.