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Strategic Communication
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

  • ID:UWA610039
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  • (a) (i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major; 

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  • (b) (i) a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

Students will complete core units in digital media, project management and global media, as well as having the opportunity to choose from electives in areas such as media governance, global journalism, marketing, and public communication. They will gain skills and understanding across a range of media forms relevant to developing sound communication strategy in a global media context. The course is intended for those who wish to begin further study so they can proceed to the Master of Strategic Communication or those who would like a shorter course to advance their expertise in communications issues. The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication focuses on the advanced skills, knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment in industry, government agencies and community organisations.

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Career Opportunity

  • Academic
  • Advertising professional
  • Advertising and Public relations manager
  • Chief executive
  • Chief information officer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing specialist
  • Public relations professional

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