• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
This flexible part-time Social Media and Public Engagement course at University of Canberra will introduce you to key subjects in social media, including social informatics; government, media and public engagement; philosophies of communication; new technologies and the future of the online environment.


You will develop the practical and theoretical skills associated with different technological approaches and platforms, and will graduate able to competently negotiate both current and emerging social media entities within a private, public or not-for-profit workplace environment.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Social Media and Public Engagement at University of Canberra and you will:

  • examine the impacts of social media in a range of areas including politics, business, regulation and social groups
  • understand the conceptual theory behind online environments
  • translate your theoretical knowledge into new and useful practical ways of engaging people in a social, institutional or media context.

Career opportunities

  • Public engagement manager
  • Communication manager
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing communication manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Marketing communication manager
  • Online community manager
  • Policy officer
  • Public affairs officer
  • Public relations consultant
  • Communication strategist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Informatics 
  • Government, Media and Public Engagement
  • Philosophies of Communication, Technologies and Change
  • Social Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
  • It is assumed that students will have knowledge in at least one of the following areas: public and organisational communication, media, public policy and programs, administration, management, social systems, or fundamental skills in information communication technologies.
  • CRICOS Code: 00212K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    17500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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