This first-year introductory online course is for people interested in a career working with people.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 & 3 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ 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
This could be as a primary care worker, counsellor, support worker, mediator or facilitator, or in a role that requires strong interpersonal relationship management skills, such as human resources, public relations, supervision or management. It introduces learners to psychological issues surrounding communication and interpersonal relationships, including applications of communication theory to applied situations.
The online course also develops awareness of the learner’s own strengths and weaknesses in interpersonal communication and gives opportunities for the learner to strategise and carry out an approach to address such limitations.
For more information watch the course introduction video below.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Show an understanding of how their own interpersonal communication style reflects key principles of effective communication.
- Describe the impact of, and be responsive to, the effect of culture (e.g. gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, disability, social group) on relationships and communication.
- Identify and use communication methods that are appropriate for the context and intended outcomes of the interaction.
If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling in this course.
This course is 100% internally assessed
There are no textbooks required for this course
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: