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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Key facts


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

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$20,080 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code



Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

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 learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to

  • Transform ideas into proposals for television production.
  • Employ concepts, techniques, and television formats, forms and styles in the creation of television programs in a changing industry context.
  • Devise, plan and manage television production.
  • Lead and contribute to collaborative teams
  • Integrate cultural and gender diversity in the creation of and representation in, film and television.


Effectively communicate the intent, design approaches and ideas in television production through written, oral and digital form to a range of audiences. 

Digital literacy

Evaluate requirements for, make recommendations in relation to, and use high level digital television production technologies to create television products.

Critical thinking

Develop, research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes for television productions, through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice. 

Problem solving

Apply narrative, aesthetic, technical, logistical, organisational, critical and Interpersonal skills and knowledge to create film and television productions. 


Demonstrate initiative and reliability, an ability to self-evaluate and manage time and resources to full-fill the obligation of working in a collaborative environment and to identify, evaluate and research project needs and solutions 


Demonstrate the ability to work in different capacities in a range of production team models in television production. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate an awareness of cultural and social diversity and issues of globalisation in the making of film and television productions. 

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014


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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Credit for Prior Learning

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

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, 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 Credit for Prior Learning you have.

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 that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

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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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