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What will I learn?

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

This course prepares you for communication roles across a broad range of professional settings in small and large organisations.

In addition to the high-level professional writing skills required by employers, you will develop knowledge and experience in a range of areas. These include organisational communication such as strategic speech writing and delivery, and persuasive writing, including the role of rhetoric in contemporary communications and important societal debates.

You'll graduate with advanced writing and communication competence - a rare skill keenly sought by employers - as well as practical industry knowledge and networks.

Use your double degree skills as a communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for private and public sector organisations.

Bachelor of Justice

You'll be job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace.

Tailor your studies and choose from two majors: policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy, crime research methods, and your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning.

At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Highlights

Develop high-level professional writing skills and gain knowledge and experience in a range of areas including organisational communication such as strategic speech writing and delivery, as well as persuasive writing.
Visits and lectures from industry, work integrated learning placements and projects, and international study options will provide you with real-world experience and contacts.
Complete work placements in a range of community and government organisations to gain real justice industry connections.
Undertake combined studies in criminology and policing, or policy and governance.
Use your skills as a communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for private and public sector organisations.

Career outcomes

Use your skills as a communications manager, in-house writer or public relations specialist for private and public sector organisations.

Possible careers

Aid Work Manager
Child and Family Counsellor
Communication Strategist
Community Worker
Family Services Officer
Government Officer
Policy Officer
Policy analyst
Program Manager
Social Worker

Which department am I in?

Creative Industries Faculty

CRICOS

096582A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (US$ 22,477) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (US$ 22,477) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must full fill the equivalent of below given Australian entry qualifications: Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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

Pathways options

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