The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Project communications management ensures the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information via formal structures and processes to aid the achievement of project objectives.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 3 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. The principles of communications management and their application

2. Acceptance of responsibilities for communications management

3. Maintenance of project management information systems and communications networks

4. Drafting, vetting, approving, obtaining endorsement and forwarding of reports to higher authority

5. The place of communications management in the context of the project life cycle and other project management functions

6. Appropriate communication management technologies; their capabilities, limitations, applicability and contribution to project outcomes


  1. Planning communications processes
  2. Managing information
  3. Managing project reporting
  4. Managing stakeholder relationships
  5. Assessing communications management outcomes

Assessment items

Written Assignment: A1 (Team) Stakeholder and Communication Management Plan

Written Assignment: A2 (Team) Project Performance Reporting

Report: Reflective Learning Report (Individual)

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term