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Diploma of Communication

Bond University
2 semesters
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Gold Coast
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Program description

Diploma of Communication

The Diploma of Communication opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines ranging from film and television through to journalism and multimedia. Whether you are fresh out of high school or looking to upgrade your qualifications the Diploma of Communication will give you the skills required for a successful communications career.

Diploma students have the opportunity to study Digital Media and Society, Public Relations and the Australian Media.

The Diploma of Communication will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications.  Some core skills covered include; communicating in groups, managing public relations, online communication, critique and use emerging media, communication problem solving, decision making, rational and critical thinking, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs.

For more information, please refer to the institute website.

Admission requirements

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Communication requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 – 21/ATAR 58.20-45.25). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 - 21

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2 or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5) or equivalent

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Program content

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication will provide students with a pathway to most Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in media, corporate communications, public relations or event management.

The Diploma of Communication is a two semester (full-time) program of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Communication:

  • BCAS01-020 Academic Skills*
  • BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
  • BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
  • BCDP02-103 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE11-003)
  • BCDP02-102 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE11-002)
  • BCDP02-009 Introduction to Communication (COMN11-101)
  • BCDP02-010 Digital Media and Society (COMN12-302)
  • BCDP02-011 Public Relations Principles and Practice (PUBR11-100)
  • BCDP02-012 The Australian Media (JOUR11-101)

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

For more information, please refer to the institute website.

About this institute

Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, we do things differently. Known for our small class sizes, three-semester-per-year timetable and state-of-the-art facilities, Bond University has been named in the global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Best Small Universities...

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