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Graduate Certificate in  Communication

Program code: 5336

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Designed for communication graduates and professionals, the Graduate Certificate in Communication will develop your knowledge of communication dynamics, as well as your practical professional skills.

  • This six-month program is for those with an approved degree in any discipline or a post secondary qualification and/or work experience.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to design and implement communication strategies and methods across a range of applications.
  • Choose from study areas that include courses relating to Communication for Social Change and Public Relations and Professional Communication.
  • Increase your understanding of communication theory and application in health promotion, business, public relations, policy and politics, intercultural relations and globalisation.

Develop highly valuable communication skills and set yourself up for career success in a range of communication industries.

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  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    Many of our lecturers are award winning teachers and researchers, meaning you will be educated by experts in the field and have access to the latest research.

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 1 fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

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Career outcomes

Graduates may work in diverse communication roles for a wide range of industries including public relations and marketing communication consultancies, not-for profit organisations and government bodies, non-government and community-based organisations and international research and development organisations, or they may work as private consultants.

Summary

  • Program code
    5336
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study and/or work experience approved by the executive dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Communication are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Communication. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Strategic Communication

This fields provides students with the skills of professionally analysing communication situations and professionally designing solutions to communication problems. It also teaches the skills required to plan and implement a professional public relations campaign (including goal-setting, budgeting and evaluation); the skills of audience and public opinion analysis; a range of communication theories; and an understanding of how globalisation and the emerging information economy is impacting upon public relations practices.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Communication pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $13,300
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Communication for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Communication can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Communication is 5336. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Communication is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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