12 months
24400 AUD/year
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Are you interested in advertising, public relations, journalism or media and arts production? Are you an international student? If so, the Diploma of Communication offered by the University of Canberra College is the perfect pathway to many exciting careers.

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By studying the Diploma of Communication at University of Canberra College  you will:

  • be supported in building language and academic skills for further studies
  • get direct entry to the 2nd year of a many bachelors degrees
  • develop a good understanding in key cultural areas
  • develop the professional expertise to enter and confidently contribute to the communication industries.

Study opportunities

Upon finishing your Diploma of Communication you can directly enter 2nd year of a range of bachelor degrees:

  • Bachelor of Communication in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
  • Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Visual Representation Techniques 
  • The Art and Power of Communication 
  • Digital Media Fundamentals 
  • Engaging Audiences 
  • Journalism Now and Next 
  • Foundations of Marketing Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Canberra College and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 062888G 

  • For international students studying an Australian Year 12 qualification, your selection rank is your ATAR plus any adjustment factors you may be eligible for.
  • If you’re an international student who has not completed an Australian Year 12, we also recognise a range of other international qualifications for direct entry. These include the NCEA Level 3, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and GCE A Levels, plus other country-specific qualifications.
  • We’ll use the qualification with the most competitive selection rank when assessing your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24400 AUD per year during 12 months.

National: Commonwealth Supported Place

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.


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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