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  • Expand your career opportunities, or learn the skills to become a professional writer, technical writer or communications officer.
  • Study corporate writing and editing, persuasive writing, speaking and presentation skills, news writing and new media technologies.
  • Gain practical skills through advanced work-based projects.
QUT course code KK88
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code064900A
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Arts Administrator
  • Government Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional


Professional communication is an integral aspect of all work environments, and highly developed skills in this area are much sought after by employers. By building your workplace communication skills, you may further your existing career, whether you work in management, policy, research and analysis, administration, customer service, sales or consulting. Alternatively, these skills may help you launch a career in professional communication, for example, as a professional writer, technical writer or communication officer.

Why choose this course?

You will benefit from QUT's expertise in communication, writing and journalism. You will have opportunities to combine your studies in areas such as corporate writing and editing, persuasive writing, speaking and presentation skills, news writing and new media technologies.

You will apply your skills through advanced, work-based projects, allowing you to build teamwork, leadership and strategic communication skills. By honing your workplace communication skills you will build the professional edge needed to communicate successfully at all levels of an organisation.

Entry requirements

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher) in any discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 (on a 7 point scale).


Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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

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

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

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $12,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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How to apply for Master of Creative Industries (Professional Communication)

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  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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