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What will I learn?

A Diploma of Media and Communication will give you a broad understanding of media in Australia and potentially lead to a wide range of roles involving professional communication skills. You will explore the cultural, social and political contexts of public communication processes and industries, institutional settings of international communication, and the way culture is expressed through media.

Once you complete the Diploma of Communication, opportunities include progression to the second year of the degree program in Media and/or Communication, or an entry level position in advertising, PR, media or communication organisations.

The course can be completed over two or three sessions. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 7 core units and 1 elective unit.

Core units

  • COMM101 Writing and Research for Arts and Communication
  • COMM104 Understanding International Communication
  • COMM105 Cross Cultural Communication
  • COMM106 National and Global Media
  • COMM150 Culture, Media and Communication
  • COMM107 Language as Communication
  • COMM108 Digital Media Principles

Choose 1 elective unit

  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument
  • ARTS103 Ideas and Society

Professional recognition


  • Media Federation of Australia (MFA)

Public Relations

  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

Employment and career paths

Advertising, arts policy and administration, audience research, diplomacy, government and industry administration, international communication, journalism, media production, public relations, publishing and editing.



Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$28,040.00 (15,07,527) per year
AUD $28,040 for the entire course.

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

Start date

4 July 2022, 31 October 2022


Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)

Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have successful completion of Year 12 with HSC. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (min 5.5 in all bands)
  • TOEFL iBT - 79 and above
  • SPM English - Grade B4
  • Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE) - 50
  • Cambridge English Scale - 169 (no skill less than 162)

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


About Sydney Institute of Business and Technology

Since its foundation in 1997, SIBT has been working with its partner universities to help over 25,000 students reach undergraduate level studies.

  • Diploma program completion guarantees degree level study
  • Sydney is one of the great multicultural cities of the world
  • Walking distance from Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Students have access to university facilities