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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
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate in Communication will develop knowledge and skills for professional and highly-skilled work applying communication to global issues and organizational trends. Building on prior studies in any discipline, students will develop their knowledge and skills for work as professional communicators by focusing on the direct application of communication to issues that are relevant to senior management decisions. Students will be introduced to a unique set of skills in terms of analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, in a range of professional communication environments.
Articulation to the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Communication is available by enrolling in additional units.

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.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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
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.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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