Graduate Diploma of Communication
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Communication|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
1 year full time or part time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||084026F|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A639|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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 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.
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study, has an EFTSL value. You can add each EFTSL together to calculate your study load for each year.
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.
The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.
The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Communication, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
- A maximum of up to 4 credit points of electives from Group 1
- A minimum of at least 4 credit points of electives from Group 2
Group 1 electives
|ACF700||Writing with the Camera|
|ACF701||Television Studio Production|
|ACF702||Television Commercial Production|
|ACF704||Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen|
|ACG703||Design and Digital Skills|
|ACG706||Designing for Web Environments|ACI700 Introduction to Digital Photography
|ALJ725||Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment|
|ALR700||Public Relations Campaigns|
|ALR701||Public Relations Writing and Tactics|
|ALR731||Public Relations Theory and Practice|
Group 2 electives
|ACA715||Creative Enterprise Project|
|ACC717||Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)|
|ACF703||Fractured TV: Audiences, Formats, Technology and Regulation|
|ACF705||Documentary Production Practice|
|ACG708||Design Thinking and Problem Solving|
|ACG709||Strategic Branding and Design|
|ALJ722||Investigative and Narrative Journalism|
|ALR704||Reputation Management: Crisis, Risk and Responsibility|
|ALR718||Public Relations, Activism and Social Change|
|ALR733||Advertising Theory and Practice|
|ALR782||Public Affairs and Opinion Formation|
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Entry requirements - specific
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.
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. (more details)
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Graduate Certificate of Communication (A539)|