Graduate Diploma of Communication

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Take your career to new heights in an industry famed for its progression and pace. Advance your current skillset, expand your professional network and actively contribute to real industry challenges. With unprecedented advancement in technology and the increasing globalisation of business enterprises, strategic communication and critical thinking skills are a highly valued, modern-day commodity. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Communication gives you the specialist knowledge and skills to empower you to thrive in roles that influence and shape opinion. Tailor your degree to your career goals – undertake intensive study in journalism, television production, public relations, digital media or visual communication design, or explore cross-disciplinary study. Enjoy a flexible, supported and stimulating learning environment, while collaborating with like-minded students, including those already working in industry. Learn from experienced staff and experts in the field, who ensure our course content stays up-to-date with the latest technological advances, industry demands and market conditions. Explore theoretical concepts and frameworks and learn how to apply them in a practical setting. With internship and work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities available, you can enhance your employment capabilities while expanding your professional networks. The Graduate Diploma of Communication is also an articulation pathway into the Master of Communication. Should you be interested in continuing your studies, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) upon successful completion of this course. Whether you’re looking to upskill, change roles or challenge yourself in a new discipline, you’ll graduate a holistic and adaptable communications practitioner well-prepared for the inevitable industry advances, challenges and opportunities yet to come.

Designed for

Those currently employed in or wishing to seek employment in media and communication related areas


8 credit points of electives from a specified list


  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Television production
  • Visual communication design

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • Or Graduate Certificate in any discipline
  • Or at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy. Alternative exist A539

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $22,000
International: $32,600
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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