COM223 Organisational Communication (8)

This subject explores the principles and practices of communication within organisations as well as the theories that support and inform this important function within organisations. This subject examines communication with internal and external stakeholders as a management concern. The subject explores communication management and practices and critiques human interaction within complex organisations  including leadership, change communication and organisational behaviour.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM223. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply the principles and theories of organisational communication;
  • be able to describe the role of communication within organisations;
  • be able to explain the role of communication as one organisational function; and
  • be able to develop a communicative response to organisational issues.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Principles of interpersonal and group communication
  • Relationship between communication and structure within organisations
  • Communicating identity and power
  • Planning and communication change within organisational settings
  • Contemporary issues around communication, technology, organisational culture and ethics
  • Organisational cultures and metaphors
  • Informal and formal communication (both online and offline)
  • Employee engagement
  • Leadership, organisational structures and decision making
  • Communicating change


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.