Graduate Certificate of Communication

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Communication
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Cloud (online)Yes
Length

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$12,430* AUD
CRICOS course code083989G
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A539
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Communication is the world's fastest-growing industry.  It is also an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic and social change.  Deakin's perspective on media and communication integrates several disciplines and emphasises commonalities of theories, analyses, practices and institutions in different sectors of the industry.  This distinctive interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective underpins a broad mix of subjects, in contrast to the narrow focus of other vocational courses. Students can choose from a wide range of units that suit their particular interests and units studied in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Communication gain credit in Deakin's Master of Communication. This flexible approach to skill-building is designed to match the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the industry.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Communication, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

  • A minimum of at least 2 credit points of electives from Group 1
  • A maximum of up to 2 credit points of electives from Group 2

Course structure

Group 1 electives

ACF700Writing with the Camera

ACF701Television Studio Production

ACF702Television Commercial Production

ACF704Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen (ACF704 commences 2016)

ACG702Digital Publishing

ACG703Design and Digital Skills

ACG706Designing for Web Environments

ACI700Introduction to Digital Photography

ALJ710Multimedia Reporting

ALJ725Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment

ALJ728Feature Writing

ALJ729Newsroom Practice

ALR700Public Relations Campaigns

ALR701Public Relations Writing and Tactics

ALR731Public Relations Theory and Practice

ALR710Marketing Communication

Group 2 electives

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ACF703Fractured TV: Audiences, Formats, Technology and Regulation  (ACF703 commences 2016)

ACM701Global Media and War

ACF705Documentary Production Practice

ACG709Strategic Branding and Design (Commencing 2016)

ACG708Design Thinking and Problem Solving (Commencing 2016)

ALJ721International News

ALJ722Investigative and Narrative Journalism

ACC717Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)

ALR704Reputation Management: Crisis, Risk and Responsibility

ALR718Public Relations, Activism and Social Change

ALR733Advertising Theory and Practice

ALR782Public Affairs and Opinion Formation

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Communication applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or
  • extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.

 

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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