12 months
27000 AUD/year
20000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Choosing to study a Graduate Diploma in Communication from University of Canberra will enhance your knowledge and skills as a professional and highly skilled worker, applying communication principles to global issues and organisational trends.  

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Building on prior studies in your undergraduate degree, you will focus on the direct application of communication to issues relevant to senior management decisions. You will investigate solutions to problems regarding analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation, across a range of professional communication environments. 

Study a Graduate Diploma in Communication at University of Canberra and you will:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of human communication processes and environments
  • demonstrate critical and analytical thinking needed to contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of mid to long-term professional communication issues
  • contribute to advising senior management on communication issues and lead project teams within organisations
  • gain advanced understanding of a range of social research methods relevant to strategic or marketing communication.

Career opportunities

  • Communications manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • Brand manager
  • Advertising account director
  • Marketing consultant
  • Communication strategist
  • Media strategist
  • Creative director
  • Media relations consultant


Application will be made to the Public Relations Institute of Australia and to the Advertising industry for accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing Communication Principles
  • Principles of Strategic Communication 
  • Social Research 
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations Practice  
  • Networks and Social Media 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee.
  • Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Communication (UC) will receive credit for the 4 Graduate Certificate (level G) units.
  • In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

CRICOS Code: 103875C

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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