Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2019: February and July
Duration: 
1 year
Location: 
Fees: 
2019: A$11,900*
* fee per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Explore the processes and theory behind digital transformation and position yourself as digital media practitioner with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media.

Our curriculum is flexible, regularly updated and informed by our course advisory panel which includes representatives from industry and government. We review developments such as app creation, game production, search engine optimisation, content strategy and social network analytics.

The programme is grounded in the practice of user experience design (UX) and students are exposed to industry methodologies such as a 'scrum’.

Students exit the course with a portfolio containing examples of industry artefacts (including user journeys and user testing process). It's possible to undertake a work placement or internship within the programme to further develop your industry skills.

Based in facilities at our City Flinders campus, timetables are designed for the busy professional. 

This graduate diploma is the second stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Masters of Digital Media. The first stage is a Graduate Certificate in Digital Media. Alternatively, students can enrol directly in the Master of Digital Media course.

Completion of one stage gives you credit towards the next. You can choose to exit at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.

An admission requirement for this course is a Bachelor degree in any discipline. Applicants with a Bachelor degree in the area of Digital Media can receive six months' credit.

Students studying Digital Media can now bring their children, of all ages, to class.

The Kids in Class program offers students four kid-friendly tutorials for every unit they study. The remainder of units can be completed online, with the option to attend tutorials in person. Participating units are:

Contact Natasha Dwyer for more information - natasha.dwyer@vu.edu.au

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and can 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 to 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:

Course e-Brochure

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Careers

This course could lead to a career as a:

  • digital media 'all rounder'
  • UX (user experience) practitioner
  • digital media producer
  • digital marketing manager
  • e-learning designer
  • mobile and web designer
  • digital media strategist
  • social media strategy and analyst.

Industry relevance

In a rapidly changing field, we endeavour to future-proof your knowledge at every opportunity.

Each year we have an event - to which all past graduates are invited - where we discuss the industry developments we have incorporated during the year.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Diploma in Digital Media students will be required to complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) consisting of the following:

  • 72 credit points (equivalent to 6 units) of Core studies

  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Elective studies.

Plus

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of Elective Studies from the list below

Note: Not all units are offered every year or every semester

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

  1. Communicate complex knowledge to a variety of audiences, using known and yet to be developed tools in several contexts.  
  2. Analyse and critique different theoretical positions within the field.  
  3. Critically and creatively apply domain knowledge across a range of contexts.  
  4. Exhibit effective problem solving in the management and delivery of digital media projects.  
  5. Critically apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to identify, investigate, analyse, evaluate and scope complex problems, concepts and theories in a wide range of industry settings.  
  6. Demonstrate understandings of different cultures, values and dispositions by developing designs for niche 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.

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.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

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

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.

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 coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

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

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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.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.