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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) extends your understanding of the progressive field of publishing and communications. Using comprehensive editorial principles and methods, you will learn to work practically across a range of genres and media. This program will also build on your ability to edit electronically for digital media publishing.

You can also use the course as an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study, and may qualify for entry to masters courses in this area.

Who is it for?

If you're looking for a course of study with an industry focus, the Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) will develop and refine your ability to research, write and critically reflect on the publishing and communications industry.

Career outcomes for the Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) reach into the core roles within the publishing and communications industry, including:

  • Professional editing
  • Print and online publications
  • Communications and stakeholder management
  • Copywriting and website content creation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

085952D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,216.00 (19,92,291) per year
Application deadline

30 November 2021, 30 April 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, and appropriate prerequisite studies for your stream. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in appropriate subjects or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0;
TOEFL (paper-based test): 600 +, TWE 5.0;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13;
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 +, written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

Application deadlines: 30 November for Semester 1 intake

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

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