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Diploma in Communication

A great opportunity to improve your communication skills and study overseas. Our Diploma in Communication is offered over eight courses and gives you the option to tailor your studies to suit your interests. Choose from a wide range of courses available to Study Abroad students including creative writing, media, public relations, journalism and design.

In this program you will:

  • Gain knowledge and learn communication concepts in your chosen area through face-to-face teaching supported by online resources
  • Earn up to 50 percent credit for your prior study and complete the Diploma in one semester
  • You’ll also have the option to use your courses to complete a minor.

This program is only available to international students.

Location

CRICOS code

084895E

Duration

1 year 1 year Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$22,600 / A$22,600 Annual fee / Estimated total fee
Annual fee / Estimated total fee

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Face to face delivery supported by on-line resources offered in an official teaching period
Total courses
8
Total units
96
Duration
1 year 1 year
CRICOS code
084895E
UniSC program code
AR115
Program structure

Complete 8 courses (96 units) from the Bachelor of Communication and/or courses from the Bachelor of Communication related majors/minors.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Entry requirements

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.

Some examples of upper secondary qualifications and a guide to the minimum grades that USC will consider are listed here. These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Some programs may require higher grades. Alternative qualifications may also be considered on a case by case basis.

If your qualification (grouped by country) is not listed, send the qualification transcripts with your application form to the International Office for assessment.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Program requirements
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • You may wish to use your courses to complete a major or minors
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) 
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Communication programs - Inherent Academic Requirements

USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Annual tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$22,600
Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$22,600

International fee-paying places

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. Our programs offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

Visit How to apply for simple steps to submit your international student application and start your USC experience today.

Need help with submitting your application?

USC has appointed representatives to assist you with submitting your application and provide information about the steps you need to complete to begin your studies. You can contact a USC Representative in your area.

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