About

Topics in this Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication at The University of Western Australia include public relations, media management, marketing and corporate communications. 

You can choose to study different technologies and social media platforms available to organisational communicators including websites, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Learn how to film segments, develop and design websites, and write blogs and tweets as part of developing communications campaigns.

You can choose to learn about the importance of web analytics and search engine optimisation in monitoring and analysing trends in contemporary media audiences. In addition, you can choose to study contemporary global media and communications environments, approaches to globalisation as a driving concept in contemporary strategy, and methods for ensuring ethical, inclusive and effective intercultural communication.

Career

Career opportunities in the communications sector are constantly growing. Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources-based projects such as change management. In addition, private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Strategies for Change
  • Strategic Communications in a Digital Era
  • Digital Media: Theory and Practice
  • Communication, Innovation and Project Management
  • Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication
  • Representation and Promotion 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a major; 
or
  •  a level and duration of education, professional experience, and/or demonstrable life skills considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
CRICOS: 083874G

Tuition Fee

  • National

    11450 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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