Graduate Certificate in Communication


Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Entry to this programme is by enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Communication and meeting the Graduate Diplomas entry criteria.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have developed or enhanced existing skills and knowledge in writing or public relations and advertising. Graduates will have the ability to think critically, problem solve, use a range of strategies for researching and the use of information beyond their discipline, to operate in a changing world in knowledgeable, professional, responsible and productive ways. Graduates will have developed interpersonal attributes and skills, literacy and oracy skills to support academic and professional practice. Graduates will gain an award from a choice of 2 endorsements: Graduate Certificate in Communication (Professional Writing) or Graduate Certificate in Communication (Public Relations/Advertising). Graduates may pursue higher education in communication and in particular the Graduate Certificate in Communication with endorsement in Professional Writing or Public Relations/Advertising or alternatively seek employment in communication roles within organisations with dedicated communications offices and objectives.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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