GD196 - Graduate Diploma of Communication

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Plan: GD196 - Graduate Diploma of Communication
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma of Communication
Award abbreviation: GradDipComm
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year FT, 2 years PT
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
ASCED code: 100799
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Purpose of the Program

The aim of this program is to create global communication professionals with specialised knowledge and transferable skills for the private and public sector (business, government, non-government and civil society). This will include strong connections with industry and community groups.

Graduates of the program typically find employment in strategic communication across diverse industry and communicty settings. The program is consistently sought after by those who recently completed their undergraduate degree and mature-age students who are returning to part-time study for career progression.

On completion of the program, graduates will be communication professionals with specialised knowledge of the global communication industry. You will be able to work collaboratively in international and interdisciplinary teams and will be prepared for professional roles in a range of corporate communication or communication for social change contexts. 

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma of Communication (GD196) is available as an exit award of the Master of Communication (MC248). 

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma of Communication (GD196) if you have successfully completed the 96 credits points listed in the program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8), i.e. honours, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the field of public relations, corporate/strategic communication and/or professional communication. 

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Communication (GD196) is available as an exit award only. Applicants must apply for the Master of Communication (MC248).

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Media and Communication has many close links with industry which take on a variety of forms.

Academics within the School are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry.

Communication has a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that links you with industry standards and practice. Ongoing engagement with the PAC ensures that this program is relevant to industry needs and expectations.

In addition, Communication draws on outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to the latest industry developments. Industry professionals also provide you with exposure to current industry practice.

This program is not accredited with any professional external accreditation organisations.

 

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it.  Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online for:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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  • career development and employment
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  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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