Communication Learning Component

Build your knowledge, skills and capabilities to communicate effectively as an engineer.


Communication Learning Component

Build your knowledge, skills and capabilities to communicate effectively as an engineer.

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This online course helps you learn the communication skills required of an engineer, and understand how to develop these skills to obtain the Communication micro-credential. 

You’ll learn to communicate in a variety of different ways when speaking and writing to a diverse range of stakeholders. 

You’ll learn how to use a range of techniques, including:  

  • listening, reading and comprehension
  • understanding your audience, including their knowledge, expectations, requirements and interests   
  • using the right terminology and language  
  • developing clear instructions for complex topics  
  • building trust and respect

After completing this course, you’ll be able to identify and apply the appropriate techniques to effectively communicate with your stakeholders. And you’ll understand the skills you need to further develop to prepare for your Communication micro-credential submission.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply confidentiality and privacy policies, legislation and standards.
  • Build positive relationships based on respect and trust. 
  • Communicate with stakeholders relationally, meaningfully and influentially. 
  • Give and receive clear instructions and recommendations on complex topics. 
  • Lead, coordinate or collaborate with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams to deliver engineering tasks, activities and projects. 
Topics we'll cover
  • The meaning of communication 
  • Trust and respect 
  • Confidentiality
  • Audiences 
  • Communication formats 
  • Cost of communication 
  • Influential communications 
How you'll learn

This learning component is delivered through an online short course, consisting of:  

  • self-paced applied study 
  • live classroom-style workshop 


  • The self-paced learning will take approximately four hours to complete. 
  • The workshop will take four hours. 

Once you register for the micro-credential, you have 90 days to complete the learning component.


You’ll access this course through EngLearn, our digital learning platform. For best performance, please use the most recent major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. Read more about the current supported browsers on Canvas:

EngLearn is mobile-friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:



Stacey Daniel FIEAust CPEng NER

Stacey Daniel FIEAust CPEng NER is a sought-after speaker, consultant and coach.

For more than 25 years, Stacey has worked across the corporate and community sectors with multinational companies, government departments, private business and community groups.  

She's an influential non-executive director, the founder of Board Presence and author of Fly to the Boardroom: Your Essential Guide to Getting on a Board

Her experience is bolstered with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Diploma of Business and Company Directors Course Diploma.

An accomplished presenter on the topic of boards, Stacey's appeared at national and international conferences and was recognised in 2020 as one of Australia’s Innovative Engineers.

As a teacher, Stacey is generous with her knowledge about working on and with boards and committees, passing on invaluable, practical information to help others succeed.