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Diploma of Communication
Diploma of Communication

Diploma of Communication

  • ID:DC610004
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,193.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,193.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE): CAE1 Level C1

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI): EAP 3

GCE O-level: B4

HK Form 5: Not accepted

HKDSE: Overall Level 4 HKDSE English

IELTS: 6.0 (with no band score below 5.5)

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE): 50-57

SPM English: B4

TOEFL Computer Based 213

TOEFL Paper Based: 550

TOELF iBT: 65 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening; and Reading 10

VCE English (any) (Australia): Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English

International Baccalaureate Diploma: Grade 5 in English

Duolingo English Test: 95

Other Requirement

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

Course Information

This diploma offers a wide range of unit choices leading to the second year of the relevant Deakin University degree. Areas of study include advertising, communications, journalism, digital media and public relations.

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Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units.

2 Core Units

  • ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life

  • ACG103 Design Skills

Plus 3 Streams (6 Units in Total)

Advertising stream:

  • ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practices

  • ALA102 Creative Brand Communication

Public Relations stream:

  • ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations

  • ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing

Journalism stream:

  • ALJ111 News Reporting 1

  • ALJ112 News Reporting 2

Digital Media stream:

  • ALM101 Making Social Media

  • ALM102 Making Video

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Second Year Entry to Deakin University

  • Bachelor of Arts 

  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Advertising agency roles

  • Account management

  • Media planning

  • Journalist

  • Copywriting and art direction

  • Media policy and management

  • Politics

  • Research

  • Media business-oriented consulting

  • ‘In house’ brand communications

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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