36 months
30000 AUD/year
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With a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) from University of Canberra, you’ll be on the path to an exciting journalistic future. With unrivalled opportunities due to the unique Canberra location and proximity to the Parliament House Press Gallery, you’ll study the art of storytelling and learn how to tell true, accurate and intriguing stories about our world. 

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You’ll explore how to research, produce, publish and promote news across a range of different media, and develop your editorial judgement and leadership ability by working in teams to publish your original stories in print, on-air and online. 

Topics studied include traditional reporting, digital curation, content creation and freelancing. You’ll graduate with the full suite of in-demand skills which will allow you to produce engaging quality journalism in a multi-platform media environment.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) from University of Canberra and you will: 

  • appreciate and critique the role of public interest journalism in society
  • work flexibly, collaboratively and autonomously in deadline-driven environments
  • instinctively adopt communication technologies in the production of journalism
  • become a confident professional storyteller with the ability to work locally, regionally and internationally
  • apply the highest standards of professionalism expected of journalists.

Career opportunities

  • Journalist (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online)
  • Communications officer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Media adviser
  • Social media coordinator
  • Online community manager
  • Digital campaigner
  • Content creator and marketer
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Digital editor/curator
  • Multi-platform content creator
  • Videographer/photographer/podcaster
  • Professional writer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Orientation (Communication and Media)
  • Professional Practice: Work Integrated Learning 
  • The Art and Power of Communication 
  • Digital Media Fundamentals 
  • Producing Credible Communication 
  • Engaging Audiences  
  • Professional Evidence (Communication and Media)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


72 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

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification 
CRICOS Code: 095567G 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic - 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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