Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

The University of Western Australia

12 months
36400 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication program from The University of Western Australia focuses on advancing the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to successfully participate in the contemporary communications environment.  


The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication program from The University of Western Australia enables you to develop the set of skills, knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the contemporary communications environment in industry, government agencies and community organisations.  

The course is tailored to advance your creative and organisational capacity and progress both your critical understanding and hands-on experience that prepares you for a dynamic career in a range of media and communication roles.   

The course opens up opportunities that lead into rewarding careers and it is also an excellent option for professionals who would like to progress their skills in this area. 

You will develop expertise in designing effective communication strategy and managing of communication projects across digital and traditional media formats. The course will also advance your ability to communicate strategically to reach audiences, manage an organisation's image and messages, and design communication projects and campaigns.   

Career Pathways

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:

  • Public Communication 
  • Strategic Communications in a Digital Era 
  • Digital Media: Theory and Practice 
  • Strategic Communications Planning and Management 
  • Digital Advocacy 
  • Media Governance  
  • Issues in Contemporary Global Journalism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 083876E  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36400 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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