Curtin University

Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.The Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media provides you with an opportunity to learn some of the key aspects of the human dimensions of the Internet: how people network, collaborate, and share information through digital and social media and design. Depending on choice of units, you will develop skills in one or more of: creating, maintaining and managing online communications for personal and commercial interactions, as well as gaining knowledge of the social and cultural contexts within which those interactions occur. The approach is interdisciplinary: you develop skills in websites, public communication, social network management, collaboration via virtual organisations, and web media production. At the same time you will understand the political, economic and social changes associated with the Internet. By taking this course, you will add to your existing qualification a basic level knowledge and skills needed for you to become an astute, engaged professional communicator via the Internet.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Students study four taught units from the list of options available, with choices being dependent on the semesters in which units are offered. Not all units available at all times. Learning takes place through a mix of individual study, using materials provided by Curtin in electronic or print format, and group collaboration and communication. Active student participation and immersion in the Internet environment is emphasised.

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a 3 or 4 year bachelors degree in any field from a recognised tertiary education institution. Students without a bachelor degree may be eligible for entry based on extensive and relevant recent professional experience. If admitted on the basis of work experience, no credit for recognised learning will be granted. Students who have completed more than 50CP of Digital and Social Media or Internet Communications undergraduate units, or any previous versions at Curtin University are not eligible for entry to this course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $4,751
International: $7,643
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 1 semester

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