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Graduate Certificate in Communication - 350JA

Course Code: 350JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880935
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take the next step in your communications career

Studying the part-time Graduate Certificate in Communication will further develop your knowledge and proficiencies and apply communication principles to global issues and organisational trends. Building on prior studies in your undergraduate degree, you will focus on the direct application of communication to issues relevant to senior management decisions.

You will explore a unique set of skills in terms of analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, across a range of professional communication environments. Progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Communication and the Master of Communication is available by enrolling in additional units.

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

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of human communication processes and environments
  • demonstrate the 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 lead project teams within organisations.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is a key focus of this course and you will be given the extensive opportunities to connect with industry, including real-world case studies, industry-linked research and practice projects.

Career opportunities

  • Communications manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • Brand manager
  • Advertising account director
  • Marketing consultant
  • Communication strategist
  • Media strategist
  • Creative director
  • Media relations consultant
  • Community manager
  • Social media manager
  • Sponsorship manager
  • Direct marketing manager

Course-specific information

In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in research, we provide a clear pathway to the Master of Communication degree. 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee.
In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

Additional Admission Requirements

An academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.0 with no band score below 6.0.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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
Graduate Certificate in Communication GradCert 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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$15,100

2021

$16,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of human communication processes and environments; - Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload.
Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking needed to contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of mid to long-term professional communication issues; - Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Contribute to advising senior management on communication issues and to lead project teams within organisations. - Communicate effectively;
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity
- Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- Be self-aware;
- Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters part-time. Maximum four semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Communication is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Communication and Master of Communication.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments 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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