Graduate Diploma of Television Production



Equip yourself with production and management skills, working with state of the art production facilities including a full high-definition broadcast television studio by studying a Graduate Diploma of Television Production at Deakin. Find out more about the course or apply now.

Study a comprehensive, hands-on course to kick-start your career in television production. 

The Graduate Diploma of Television Production is designed to provide Film and Television and Communication students and professionals with advanced academic and professional skills in television production. 

The course links theory and television practice with the development of critical and academic skills. The emphasis in the course will be on television production practice in a rapidly changing environment.  Students will be able to produce broadcast quality television and television advertisements. The emphasis of this course is on television production practice in a rapidly changing environment. Once completed, you’ll be able to produce broadcast-quality television and television advertisements. 

As television programming influences culture more and more, the demand for quality television – and therefore well-trained television production graduates – is rising. 

From cinematography to the changing landscape of television to documentary principles to advertisements and beyond, there is a huge range of interesting material to study in this course.

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This course is 2 years part-time or equivalent duration. 


Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Diploma of Television Production


2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at

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Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.

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.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the course will find employment with public and private broadcasters. However, as indicated previously small independent production houses are key employers for graduates of film and television courses.  Regardless of the type of organisation, employers are looking for graduates who are technically proficient, demonstrate independent and creative thinking and who are above all autonomous problem solvers. Students will be equipped to understand the context of program innovation and industry change.

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Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Television Production, students must complete 8 credit points of core units.

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Course pathways

Am I eligible to receive credit for 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 Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Faculty contact information

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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