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Graduate Certificate of Communication

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Communication
CampusOffered 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$10,380 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 522 71340, nina.weerakkody@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A539

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.

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Fees and charges

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.

This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* 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.

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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

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Course structure

Group 1 electives

ACF700 Writing with the Camera  

ACF701 Television Studio Production  

ACF702 Television Commercial Production  

ACF704 Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen  

ACG702 Digital Publishing  

ACG703 Design and Digital Skills  

ACG706 Designing for Web Environments  

ACM708 Introduction to Digital Photography  

ALJ710 Multimedia Reporting  

ALJ725 Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment  

ALJ728 Feature Writing  

ALJ729 Newsroom Practice  

ALR700 Public Relations Campaigns  

ALR701 Public Relations Writing and Tactics  

ALR702 Strategic Communication in an Organisational Context  

ALR731 Public Relations Theory and Practice  

 

Group 2 electives

ACA715 Creative Enterprise Project  

ACF703 Fractured TV: Audiences, Formats, Technology and Regulation  

ACM701 Global Media and War  

ACF705 Documentary Production Practice  

ALC705 Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change  (not offered 2015)

ALC706 Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures  (not offered 2015)

ALJ721 International News  

ALJ722 Investigative and Narrative Journalism  

ACC717 Law Media and Communication  [Formerly ALJ724]

ALR704 Reputation Management: Crisis, Risk and Responsibility  

ALR710 Marketing Communication  

ALR718 Critical Public Relations, Culture and Social Change  

ALR733 Advertising Theory and Practice  

ALR782 Public Affairs and Opinion Formation  

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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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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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.

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

 

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Communication and the Masters of Communication comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Communication will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Communication or the Master of Communication with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Communication or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of Communication with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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