Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2019 close 24 February 2019
Current Deakin Students
To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook
The Graduate Diploma of Marketing is a well-balanced course that gives mid-career professionals a solid grounding in the key functional areas of professional market management. This specialist program will impart skills to plan and implement marketing strategies. You will learn ways to systematically:
- communicate with customers,
- build brands,
- enhance your customers' experiences and
- deal with the intricacies of marketing online and to international audiences.
This is a very practical course that provides significant exposure to industry leaders who present as guest lecturers. Coursework may include field visits to businesses, “live” projects that help real corporations solve their marketing issues, internships and international study tours where you get to visit the world's leading corporations. These activities will give you the opportunity to build valuable and practical experience to enrich your resume, professional network and gives you a step up in your career.
You may gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Marketing program by completing the Graduate Certificate of Marketing. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Marketing may wish to continue to Deakin's Master of Marketing degree.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Marketing, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units, plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0 -credit point compulsory unit). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
Or any other unit with the approval of the Course Director
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3* - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
*Please note: This course is available part-time only in Trimester 3
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Minimum admission criteria:
- Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, OR
- two years of relevant work experience*, OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
*Note: Business experience either in a marketing role or in a position with business responsibilities in a marketing related field, such as communications, advertising, market research and/or sales.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above.
Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:
- If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
- If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
What is FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP loans cover up to 100% of tuition fees for eligible students. By taking out a FEE-HELP loan, the government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin, and the balance is repaid from your employment income - but only once you're earning over $51,956.
Please note: fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and based on 2019 rates. Actual fees may vary. We advise confirming fees with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
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Deakin University (Deakin):
- gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the currency, accuracy or the completeness of the information provided;
- advises users that no reliance should be placed upon on the information provided, and;
- instructs users that they should confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
This tool provides indicative information about the fees that will be payable in respect of courses and subjects offered to prospective students domiciled in Australia during the periods indicated.
Please note that the fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and actual fees may vary. Users are advised to confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:
- does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
- does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 15% Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary);
- assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if Credit for Prior Learning is granted;
- assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study;
- assumes that the options that the user selects are appropriate for the course of study that they intend to undertake;
- where fees are estimated for future years those fee will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
Further study options
Faculty contact information
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Why choose Deakin
Graduates can expect to find entry level positions in areas of general marketing (e.g., marketing manager, product manager, and client manager), branding (brand manager), research (junior researcher), and marketing communications management.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Demonstrate specialised and experience-based knowledge of advanced concepts and theories relating to marketing and business management.|
|Communication||Apply and demonstrate advanced communication skills in marketing and business contexts.|
|Digital literacy||Obtain, manage, interpret and disseminate appropriate marketing information using digital technologies.|
|Critical thinking||Analyse and apply critical analysis skills to the (business) marketing environment.|
|Problem solving||Apply a range of problem solving techniques to create solutions to real-world and complex marketing applications.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate advanced skills to work and learn independently, and take responsibility for personal and professional development.|
|Teamwork||Collaborate with people from different backgrounds and contribute to the management of business and marketing teams.|
|Global citizenship||Engage as a marketing professional in a manner reflective of an understanding of ethical principles, professional codes of conduct and cultural variations.|
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