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Diploma of Media and Communication
Diploma of Media and Communication

Diploma of Media and Communication

  • ID:SIBT610002
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English 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)

Course Information

Diploma of Media and Communication

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.

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Course structure

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

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Your direct pathway to University

High School -> SIBT -> 2nd Year University (Western Sydney University)

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus

  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) $594 per year

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