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Professional Communication, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
This Professional Communication program at RMIT University strongly integrates theory and practice. In the first part of the degree, you will work and learn with students from other communication disciplines and investigate the advantages of interdisciplinary media skills. You’ll then be given the opportunity to specialise in a professional communication area of interest.
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In a changing environment that’s heavily influenced by cultural trends and advancements in technology, communication empowers people. Become a multi-skilled communicator with cross-platform skills ready for media and communication industries.

In your third year, you will undertake a professional placement with government departments, media or advertising agencies, community TV, radio stations or consultancies that RMIT has existing relationships with, or in an approved placement of your own choosing.

All courses are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal, and additional assistance is available from the RMIT Study and Learning Centre.


Graduate ready to take on a world of opportunities. Exceptional communicators can move into many, varied roles. 

Once you graduate from this degree, you can expect to find work in professional roles, both local and international, in areas such as professional communication, journalism, broadcast and online media, government policy and advertising.

This Professional Communication program at RMIT University will prepare you for many roles, including:

  • journalist
  • media producer
  • media liaison
  • media researcher
  • TV and radio producer
  • content developer
  • account manager
  • creative service
  • professional communicator
  • corporate and government communicator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
    • Duration description
      • 2.5 - 3 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Public Relations
  • Making Media
  • General News Reporting
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Professional Communication Foundations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code Plan A: 048665G

CRICOS Code Plan B: 048722C

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 30 months.
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  • The tuition fee for 2.5 years full-time is AU$40,320
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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