Highlights

  • Analyse and create data-driven compelling stories via social media platforms.
  • Develop an understanding of digital culture and the development of social media platforms.
  • Work with tools for data visualisation and analysis, including introduction to programming.
  • Use cross-cultural communication skills to solve problems as a team in disruptive and volatile media environments.

Highlights

  • Analyse and create data-driven compelling stories via social media platforms.
  • Develop an understanding of digital culture and the development of social media platforms.
  • Work with tools for data visualisation and analysis, including introduction to programming.
  • Use cross-cultural communication skills to solve problems as a team in disruptive and volatile media environments.

Why choose this course?

Digital transformation is impacting global media and communication production, distribution and consumption at unprecedented levels. This data and automation driven disruption is increasingly delivering content across personal mobile devices, placing pressure on traditional institutions and giving rise to new and emerging forms of content production and distribution.

Real-world learning

The course is organised with an emphasis on authentic real-world learning that prepares you to creatively and effectively address a range of challenging communication scenarios. You will benefit from a direct alignment with world-leading digital media research from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.

Real-world learning will also be embedded in the course through 24 hours of work placement. 

Learn from the best

The Digital Media Research Centre and the QUT School of Communication are consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading schools in the field of communication and media studies, and among the top schools in the world in this field.  QUT Media and Communication is ranked 1st in Australia and 17th in the world in the 2020 QS World University rankings.  QUT is also the only university in Australia that has received the top ranking for communication and media studies in every Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) round since 2010.

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What to expect

Today’s communication professional needs to have the skills and knowledge to operate in this new and disruptive digital media environment. This course will provide you with the critical thinking skills needed to design and implement solutions to the key communication challenges that confront today's society.

This course is a six-month full-time (or part-time equivalent) program that takes your career to the next level by providing you with skills and knowledge across areas such as social media storytelling, analytics and data visualisation.

This program is designed to provide a broad overview of the digital communication field and foundational skills, which will be developed in further depth through the Graduate Diploma or Masters of Digital Communication courses.

You will develop skills in social media, industry disruption, data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation and visualisation to enable you to pursue opportunities in the Digital Communication field.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates from our courses have successful careers in government, industry and the community sector. This course opens up exciting and creative media and communication roles in a range of industry sectors with globally transferable skills enabling employment anywhere across the globe.

Course articulation

You will have the option of continuing your studies with a Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication or a Master of Digital Communication.

Possible careers

  • Digital Journalist
  • Digital Performance Analyst
  • Social Media Entrepreneur
  • Social Media Manager

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication, you must complete a total of 48 credit points of core units, made up of:

  • 6 units, worth 6 credit points each
  • 1 project unit, worth 12 credit points.

Many of the units in this course use intensive teaching periods. These intensive teaching periods are offered over shorter durations such as 5 weeks so you can focus your study on a smaller number of units. The intensive mode means that you will have increased flexibility in fitting study around your other commitments.

To meet the course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication, you must complete a total of 48 credit points of core units, made up of:

  • 6 units, worth 6 credit points each
  • 1 project unit, worth 12 credit points.

Many of the units in this course use intensive teaching periods. These intensive teaching periods are offered over shorter durations such as 5 weeks so you can focus your study on a smaller number of units. The intensive mode means that you will have increased flexibility in fitting study around your other commitments.

Requirements

Course code
KC86
CRICOS code
099300C
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

  • A completed recognised Bachelor degree (or higher); or
  • A completed Diploma or higher in advertising, animation, communication, interaction design, journalism, media, marketing, or public relations plus two years (full-time) professional experience working in a field related to your qualification; or
  • Five years (full-time) professional experience working in advertising, animation, communication, interaction design, journalism, media, marketing, or public relations.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale) or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $10,400 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $15,200 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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