Graduate Certificate in Communication

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies



20 Weeks

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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
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Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $46,309
Earnings range $34,122 - $52,364
In employment 83%
In further study 8%
On a benefit N/A

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Scholarship information

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The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office



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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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