Graduate Certificate of Journalism

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Journalism

Buwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Duration1 year part time
Deakin course codeA549

From 2015, this course is for continuing students only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin University is a national leader in the provision of professional development programs for people working in the communication industry. It works in partnership with major employers and professional associations to deliver top quality programs in public relations, journalism and all aspects of professional communication. Deakin has designed its journalism postgraduate program to help integrate academic studies with work and personal commitments.  The Graduate Certificate of Journalism is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and via Cloud (online) mode and is supported by a wide range of services. Postgraduate journalism courses provide an intensive practical component, ensuring strong job entry skills.  The courses will enhance journalistic creative and critical thinking skills, which are essential to progression in this vibrant profession, and will also prepare students for the challenges they will face in the twenty-first century by helping develop the analytical skills necessary for reporting events in context.  

Fees and charges

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Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of  Journalism, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from the specified list of units below.

Course structure

ALJ721International News

ALJ728Feature Writing

ALJ729Newsroom Practice

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ALJ710Multimedia Reporting

ALJ722Investigative and Narrative Journalism

ACC717Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)

ALJ725Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment