Graduate Diploma in Communication

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Broaden your communications career options by developing skills in professional writing, public relations and digital media – locally and internationally.

Gain valuable practical experience learning in the workplace and complete major assessment projects based on topics from the workplace or community.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Communication will lead you to admission to the Master of Communication.

Units of this course are available to study outside of work hours.

Course essentials

Careers

You could follow a career as a:

  • policy developer/adviser
  • broadcaster/film producer
  • public relations consultant
  • communication/media adviser

Course objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Communication provides up to date higher degree education in contemporary communication theory, analysis and practice in the context of a rapidly changing global communication environment. Designed for a broad range of students seeking to further their knowledge and analysis of communication, the program will equip them for positions with greater responsibility in research, policy development, advocacy and management.

Units and electives

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Communication, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points).

CORE UNIT - all students must complete this unit:

Select units from the following lists:

(ACG5200 is required for admission to MComm by minor thesis Option B)

Students may also choose from the following Public Relations and Multimedia units:

The following Advanced English for Speakers of Other Languages (AESOL) units are only available to eligible students

Only a selection of these units are offered each year

Admission information

  • International: The admission requirement for the Graduate Diploma course is a three year first degree. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered on the basis of equivalence. IELTS minimum 6.5.
  • Mature: The admission requirement for the Graduate Diploma course is a three year first degree. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered on the basis of equivalence.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

To apply for this course, you can:



If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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