Interpersonal Communication

Course code 72252

This course covers the way people communicate and form interpersonal relationships, providing a background in current interpersonal communication theory and research. It allows you to assess and develop your own interpersonal strengths and make informed choices on different interpersonal communication options in relational situations.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

sending and receiving messages
interpersonal processes
relational contexts; and
strategies for improving interpersonal communication.


This course is 100% internally assessed

You will also complete a personal project on a chosen interpersonal communication problem.


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

You must have successfully completed a Level 5 course before enrolling in this course.