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Diploma of Communication (Extended) - 952AA

Course Code: 952AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 062896G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent

Your way to an exciting career in communications

Are you an international student interested in:

  • advertising
  • public relations
  • journalism
  • media and arts production?

Our Diploma of Communication is the perfect path to a variety of exciting careers. If you need more help with your English or any other study skills, the extended Diploma is right for you.

Study our Diploma of Communication (extended) at UC and you will:

  • be supported in building language and academic skills for further studies
  • get direct entry to the 2nd year of a number of bachelor degrees
  • develop a good understanding of key cultural areas
  • develop the professional expertise to enter and confidently contribute to the communication industries.

Study opportunities

On finishing your Diploma of Communication you can directly enter 2nd year of a variety of bachelor degrees:

  • Bachelor of Communication in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
  • Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Important to know

  • It will take 3 terms or 1 year of full time study. You can take up to 9 terms, if needed.
  • If English is your 2nd language you will need IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL equivalent.

Admission Requirements

Students are required to meet English Language requirements and general admission requirements to the University of Canberra College.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of Communication Dip Comm

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Develop oral and written communication skills including the ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions both orally and in written form with confidence and clarity; and to actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people. Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively.
2. Develop the ability to independently locate, evaluate and apply relevant information to develop creative solutions in professional practice. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate this information and arising situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively.
3. Develop a basic understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of communication in society, and of the nature and functions of the communication professional; including the ability to exercise professional judgement. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
4. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills and apply them to professional practice and academic enquiry. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate this information and arising situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
5. Develop skills in group work, including team leader and team member roles, to work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders, to exercise initiative and take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively.
6. Understand the socio-economic ethical and political context in which the communication professions are practiced and differentiate between ethical and non-ethical professional practice within that context Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard three terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum nine terms.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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