What will I learn?

Study On Demand - a 100% online communication degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

Powerful communication is about crafting the right message, at the right time to disseminate knowledge and information to a variety of audiences, across various channels and media.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create and deliver effective communication strategies across a range of traditional and emerging media platforms.

Along with your flair for writing, you’ll learn to build effective social media strategies, manage reputations in a crisis, as well as evaluate and improve communication practices. You’ll be able to swiftly apply your skills well before you graduate and will come out as a savvy communication professional ready to build your career in this fast-paced and dynamic industry.

What you'll learn

University of South Australia Online’s Bachelor of Communication prepares you to work across a vast, technologically diverse media landscape. Graduates will come out with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for, no matter what industry you choose to work in.

You’ll develop expertise in core communication areas such as public relations, marketing, communication research, promotional communication and strategic communication planning – and you’ll graduate with specialist knowledge in journalism and social media, with the skills to deliver effective communication strategies across a range of industries and media platforms.

This degree allows you to apply what you’ve learned to real-world scenarios. In your final year, you’ll complete a comprehensive, industry-standard communication plan that you can add to your resume.

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you - there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.

Your career

Communication gives students a wide range of employment options, both in terms of the type of work they undertake and the industry sectors in which they can be employed.

From healthcare, financial services, IT, community organisations to not-for-profit and government, the opportunities are endless. And the industry is constantly changing. A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every organisation is involved in social media in one way or another.

A University of South Australia Online Communication degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Communication officer
  • Content creator and writer
  • Digital and social media manager
  • Media liaison officer
  • PR coordinator
  • Marketing and communications officer
  • Corporate communication adviser
  • Online editor

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,000.00 (12,31,263) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL
Start date

10 January 2022, 4 April 2022, 27 June 2022, 19 September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result: Higher education study - Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR Vocational Education and Training (VET) - Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR Recent secondary education - Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification. English language entry requirements: IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [6.0]. TOEFL PBT - 550 with TWE of 4.5; TOEFL iBT - 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; Cambridge CAE/CPE – 169; CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS) - AE4; Pearson PTE - 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

Higher education study

Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR

Recent secondary education

Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

English language entry requirements

IELTS total [6.0] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [6.0].

TOEFL PBT - 550 with TWE of 4.5

TOEFL iBT - 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18

Cambridge CAE/CPE - 169

CELUSA (UniSA ELICOS) - AE4

Pearson PTE - 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50.

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