Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Journalism

Deakin University

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

Build specialised and multidisciplinary skills to thrive in an evolving industry with the Graduate Diploma of Journalism. Hone your craft in professional standard newsrooms, connect with leading journalists from day one and graduate with an impressive portfolio of work. Journalism is in a state of change. Emerging media platforms, the rise of fake news and a dynamic 24/7 news landscape have increased the demand for accurate, versatile and adaptable journalists. A changing industry creates opportunities for those with future-focused skills in critical thinking and analysis, research and investigation, interviewing, writing and reporting and the ability to innovate and connect with diverse audiences across a range of media. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Journalism trains you in these very skills, preparing you for success no matter where your career takes you. The course’s focus on cross-platform content creation ensures you graduate as a multi-skilled communicator. Develop skills in multimedia journalism, investigative journalism, feature writing, news practice and analysis, and more. By building experience across different platforms and styles of journalism, you can confidently navigate the diverse challenges of your future career and move seamlessly between different roles as your interests change. Elective units add another layer of flexibility to your degree and give you the chance to study units from any other postgraduate course in Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts. Enhance your repertoire by studying complementary units in digital media, design, creative writing, public relations or television production. On top of technical skills, you’ll learn about the ethical demands of the modern journalist, and discover what it takes to report accurately and with integrity in an age of misinformation.

Designed for

Graduates who wish to enter journalism or those working in the industry seeking to upgrade or refresh their qualifications


8 credit points of study


  • Journalism

Standard entry requirements

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

Study information

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

Further information

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

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