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Diploma of Communication (Extended) - 952AA

Course Code: 952AA
Course Version: 5
Location:
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

Introduction

The Diploma of Communication offers international students a pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Communication in Advertising, the Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations, the Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs, the Bachelor of Journalism, the Bachelor of Media Arts and Production, the Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Students studying the Diploma gain advanced standing into their degree and they are also supported in the development of the language and academic skills required to ensure ongoing success in their undergraduate studies.

The Diploma consists of two College terms of study. The extended Diploma consists of three College terms of study.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2961 or Email college.info@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

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

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
2020 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
2021 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
2022 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $24,400

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. 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
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 trimesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum nine trimesters.

Offerings

  • 2019->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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