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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Graduate Diploma of Communication (Online)

  • Graduate Diploma

Accelerated and 100% Online. Drive change through Communication.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
12 months full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
Domestic Fees
$21,600 per year / $21,600 total

About this course

Purpose and people are at the heart of successful communication. In a world saturated by messaging, the ability to create messages that meet objectives and deliver those messages to the right people, is more important than ever.

By studying a graduate diploma in communication, you gain strategic, creative and business communication skills to deliver communications in a way that is accessible and inclusive to your relevant audiences. The techniques you learn are future-focused so you can instantly apply what you learn to your current and future roles.

The 100% online Graduate Diploma of Communication from ECU is fully customisable, so you can tailor your postgraduate qualification in communication to your career goals or areas of interest.

After completing your Graduate Diploma of Communication, you can continue your studies to gain a Master of Communication, allowing you professional recognition to be seen as an expert in your field. *Duration depends on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Enrolment Advisor for advice.

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

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  • Entry requirements

    To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Communication, applicants must have:

    • 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, crisis 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.