12 months
25000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in advertising, public relations, journalism or media and arts production? Are you an international student? If so, this Diploma of Communication from University of Canberra is the perfect pathway to many exciting careers. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


By this Diploma of Communication from University of Canberra 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are required to meet English Language requirements and general admission requirements to the University of Canberra College.
  • Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) - Australian Year 12
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 - New Zealand Year 13
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 
CRICOS Code: 062888G

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 AUD for the full programme during 12 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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