Duration: 
0.5 years full time equivalent or longer for part time
Location: 
Online Real Time
Delivery mode: 
Online Real Time
Start dates:
3 October 2022
20 February 2023
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 25 September 2022 for our next intake which starts on 3 October 2022.

Overview

Explore the endless potential of digital media to deliver content and services with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Creation at Victoria University.

In this course, you will learn about new and established forms of technology and the potential of using these to achieve results. You'll draw on your experience to adopt management processes such as Scrum, consider design-thinking and develop a user experience design (UX) portfolio.

When you graduate, you will have examples of innovative video, virtual reality, augmented reality and web design in your portfolio. And your knowledge will be future-proofed through critical appraisal of new technology and ongoing networking with the Victoria University alumni group.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, this course will be delivered in four-week mode, which means you study one units (subjects) at a time over four weeks, rather than juggling several units at once.

With its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model for postgraduate courses gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

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Careers in digital content creation

Proposed careers may include positions as digital media producer, UX (user experience) practitioner, digital marketing manager, e-learning designer, and digital media strategist.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Creation students will be required to complete:

  • 48 credit points of Core studies

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Plan and execute substantial digital media projects, including visual and audio design elements, motion graphics and animation, for a range of professional contexts;  
  2. Propose and critique processes for accessible digital media transformation;  
  3. Analyse and interpret a range of data sources to assess and critically review digital media projects and their context;  
  4. Apply digital media industry project management processes with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability;  
  5. Advocate and adjudicate solutions for working collaboratively and sustainably with others in inclusive and diverse environments, as a leader or a team, to implement co-design and co-creation tools;  
  6. Communicate the potential and shortcomings of technology to justify and interpret practical and theoretical propositions, methodologies, accessibility, conclusions and professional decisions to a range of audiences.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Full-fee

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

Digital transformation – the use of digital technology to deliver content and services across all contexts – has accelerated in recent years. The federal government's Digital Economy Strategy 2030 report predicts that by 2025 there will be 250,000 new jobs due to digitalisation.

Possible careers in digital content creation may include:

  • digital media producer
  • UX (user experience) practitioner
  • digital marketing manager
  • e-learning designer
  • digital media strategist.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

Digital transformation – the use of digital technology to deliver content and services across all contexts – has accelerated in recent years. The federal government's Digital Economy Strategy 2030 report predicts that by 2025 there will be 250,000 new jobs due to digitalisation.

Possible careers in digital content creation may include:

  • digital media producer
  • UX (user experience) practitioner
  • digital marketing manager
  • e-learning designer
  • digital media strategist.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

How to apply

Available start dates:

  • 3 October 2022
  • 20 February 2023

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Find out more about applying for our courses.

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications are due on 25 September 2022 for our next intake which starts on 3 October 2022.

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