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Diploma of Media and Communication
Diploma of Media and Communication

Diploma of Media and Communication

  • ID:NIC610001
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$25,760.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$954.00
  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$25,760.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$954.00

* Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Mature-aged Entry: Applicants who are aged 21 years or above may be admitted to an academic program at NIC without meeting formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will need to be submitted at the time of applying.

Recognition for Prior Learning: Students who have previously enrolled in post-secondary or tertiary studies may be recognised for their prior learning, and may wish to apply for exemptions. Applicants will be required to supply certified copies of all academic transcripts as well as detailed course syllabus information (outlining the content of that particular subject) for an assessment. Official transcripts and syllabus information must be supplied in English.

The list of qualifications outlined below is a guide only. As not all qualifications and countries are listed, students with other credentials are encouraged to apply.

English requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (ibt): 79 and above
  • TOEFL: 550 or 213
  • University of Newcastle’s ELICOS programs: 60% or more in all 4 skill areas of the EAP exam
  • NSW HSC (Year 12): ESL Band 4
  • SPMC1119: B4
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 57
  • GCE O level English: B4
  • HKDSE Use of English/HKCEE or Form 5 English: 3

Other requirements


Course Information


Media and Communication is a fast-moving field, and the NIC Diploma trains students to become industry leaders. Students have access to purpose-built facilities, including sound and recording studios of industry standards. The program is designed to allow students to work independently as well as within a team setting. The four majors available are journalism, media studies, public relations and media production.

Depending on individual career interests, graduates may work in:

  • multimedia production
  • public relations
  • journalism
  • digital video and television
  • audio production and post production professional and creative writing
  • broadcast journalism
  • radio broadcasting and production
  • media research and analysis
  • audience research and analysis
  • research and policy development

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Pathway Courses

Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 (and the appropriate academic requirements) will be able to begin Diploma studies on a Provisional Entry Program (PEP). Students will enrol in a Communication and Literacy course, which focuses on academic literacy and study skills. This module is completed concurrently with two academic Diploma courses. The remaining six courses for the Diploma will then be completed over the following two trimesters.

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