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Industry and Identity: Challenges and Triumphs G (11638.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit will explore and deconstruct contemporary communications challenges in diverse contexts: inhouse in corporate and public sector organisations, not for profits and industry associations, or in consultancies, startups or collaborative networks. Using a case study approach, it will explore the dilemmas, challenges and opportunities in modern communication practice; how professionals address these and the outcomes produced. It will also explore the personal and professional strategies employed by communication leaders in navigating complex stakeholder and management demands.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Interpret and apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge of communication to explore its role at macro societal and micro organisational levels;

2. Assess and articulate how communications can be enacted in a variety of organisational contexts to meet complex and diverse needs;

3. Explore and deconstruct responses to contemporary communication challenges, whilst considering organisational, ethical and social impacts of communication practice; and

4. Critically analyse the personal and professional techniques and strategies employed by communication leaders to navigate demands and dilemmas that are unique to the profession.

Contact Hours

To be advised.


Must have passed 9 credit points.



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