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Diploma of Communication - 951AA

Course Code: 951AA
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: 062888G
Selection Rank: 50.65
English Language Requirements:

To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Your path to an exciting career in communications

Are you interested in advertising, public relations, journalism or media and arts production? Are you an international student? If so, our Diploma of Communication is the perfect pathway to many exciting careers.

By studying our Diploma of Communication you will:

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

Study opportunities

Upon finishing your Diploma of Communication you can directly enter 2nd year of a range 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 2 terms or 7mths of fulltime study. You can take up to 9 terms to finish, if needed.
  • If English is your second 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.

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 two terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum nine terms.

Offerings

  • 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
    • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, 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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