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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Graduate Certificate of Communication (Online)

  • Graduate Certificate

Accelerated and 100% Online. Gain future-focused skills in Communication.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
6 months full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
Domestic Fees
$10,800 per year / $10,800 total

About this course

By studying a graduate certificate in communication, you gain a toolkit of digital and accessible communication frameworks to support your workplace through challenges and deliver on campaign objectives.

The online Graduate Certificate of Communication from ECU is fully customisable, giving you the opportunity to align your studies with your career goals. This means you can feel confident that the skills you learn today can be transferred to your career tomorrow. Designed by industry experts, this future-focused course gives you the people- and purpose-driven skills you need to meet the needs of your stakeholders, no matter your industry.

Upon completing this degree, you will have a toolkit of digital and accessible communication frameworks to support workplaces through challenges and deliver on campaign objectives. You may also choose to continue your studies to complete a Graduate Diploma of Communication or Master of Communication.

*Duration depends on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Enrolment Advisor for advice.

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  • Learning outcomes
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  • Entry requirements

    To gain entry to the Graduate Certificate of Communication, you will need:

    • A bachelor's degree in any discipline; or
    • Equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

    If you would like more information, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760 or request a call-back

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    What you will learn

    Influence through effective strategy
    • Become a change agent in your workplace.
    • Acquire future-proof ethical and socially responsible digital communication techniques that can be immediately transferred to your career and future roles.
    • Explore creative communication skills that deliver campaign objectives in a way that is accessible, inclusive and relevant to professional audiences.
    Future-focused, applied learning
    • Develop future-proof communication skills designed for the contemporary workforce.
    • Learn how to navigate, design and synthesise solutions to complex challenges in communication including digital media communication, issues management and reputation management.
    • Apply social responsibility and sustainability frameworks to effectively communicate and meet the needs of stakeholders.
    Align communications with organisational goals
    • Whether working for yourself or as part of an organisation, build commercial acumen and develop your understanding of how to best use communication techniques as a tool to achieve organisational objectives.