30 years’ ago, when the internet was still a relative pipedream and self-sufficient robots were consigned to the minds of visionary movie makers, it felt a lot easier to predict what life might look like three decades down the track.
In a report commissioned by DeakinCo., Deloitte Access Economics forecasts that soft-skill intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030, compared to half of all jobs in 200. Of these soft skills, communication is one of the most in demand skills, with over 70 per cent of jobs ads requesting communication skills.
Whether you work in science or finance, education or logistics, every job requires some form of communication.
Communication is a critical component in successfully responding to change, enhancing innovation and promoting continuous improvement when deployed with other capabilities such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and emotional judgement.
Within organisations, effective communication is vital for sharing and responding to ideas, building relationships, engaging other staff, preventing misunderstanding and optimising organisational efficiency and productivity.
But do you know what effective communication is and how to showcase your skills to employers?
In 'Career credentials: Evidence your expertise in communication' you will find out about practical strategies and tips for improving your communication skills including interpersonal, presentation and writing skills. You will be encouraged to reflect on your workplace communication skills, participate in topical conversations and engage in practical activities, assessment of your communication skill level and how to showcase your capability.
Deakin offers a Professional Practice credential in Communication for individuals to be formally recognised for their capability. Professional Practice credentials offer a new way to recognise the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through learning, work and experience. Credentials may be recognised by your employer or by your industry as proof of your capability, or they may lead to credit towards further study at Deakin University.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand the role of effective communication in jobs today and in the future as well as get you started in evidencing your capability for the credential.
How can I get started?
The career credentials: Evidence your expertise in communication is open for enrolment. Enrol here.
For more information about the Communication Professional Practice credential click here.