What will I learn?

Are you interested in advertising, public relations, journalism or media and arts production? Are you an international student? If so, our Diploma of Communication is the perfect pathway to many exciting careers.

By studying our Diploma of Communication 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Design



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,59,331) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 February 2022, 6 June 2022, 26 September 2022


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to meet English Language requirements and general admission requirements to the University of Canberra College.

An overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 5.5, with no band score below 5.5. TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 46 with: R: 8; L: 7; S: 16; W: 18; Pearson Test of Academic English: 42 with no skill score below 42; Cambridge English Scale: 162 with no sub-score below 162: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'D' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students