Graduate Diploma in Communication

Take your communication to the next level

Develop your knowledge and apply highly-skilled communication approaches to global issues and organizational trends. Building on prior studies in any discipline, students will be introduced to a unique set of communication skills that assist in dealing with analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, in a range of professional environments. You will find the acquiring of these skills of particular benefit when dealing with issues relevant to senior management decisions.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study a Graduate Diploma in Communication at UC and you will:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of human communication processes and environments
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking needed to contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of mid to long-term professional communication issues;
  • Contribute to advising senior management on communication issues and to lead project teams within organisations
  • Gain advanced understanding of a range of social research methods relevant to strategic or marketing communication.

Career Opportunities

  • Public affairs director
  • Public relations director
  • Marketing and communications manager
  • Senior public relations manager
  • Communication strategist

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Marketing Communication Principles
  • Principles of Strategic Communication
  • Social Research
  • Advertising
  • Networks and Social Media
  • Public Relations Practice
  • Restricted Choice x 2


Successful completion of this course will lead you to admission into the Master of Communication.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

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Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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