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Bachelor of Communication

This online Bachelor of Communication course by Griffith University provides students with education and training essential to the media and communication industries.


As a graduate of Griffith University, you will be able to work in the film and television industry in administrative, marketing and creative roles, extending to creative and managerial roles in the communications industries, and in the marketing and advertising/public relations industries.


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Diploma of Event Management SIT50316

The online Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316) course will equip you with the organisational leadership skills necessary to excel in event management offered by North Coast TAFE.


This well-rounded diploma program is ideal for those already working in the events industry, looking to upgrade their previous qualifications or formalise their industry experience. The broad-based nature of the course content means you will graduate with an adaptable skillset, suitable for a range of leadership and project management roles.


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Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Media Studies

Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Media Studies prepares students for a variety of roles within media or advertising.


The online course equips you with a plethora of industry skills and an understanding of the media in a rapidly changing digital age.


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Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Public Relations

Learn how to develop and maintain brands and public perception with this online Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Public Relations course.


This course will teach you to build a public relations strategy and communicate ideas effectively with both stakeholders and consumers.


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Master of Communication

This online Master of Communication course by Griffith University will enable you to master complex theoretical and practical communications issues.


By completing this course, you will gain a professional qualification that will provide entry into the creative and communications industries.


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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

The Bachelor of Business (Event Management) degree is the ideal platform for those looking to break into the dynamic world of events. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business drivers and the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, execute and market events of all scales and budgets.



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Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies)

Complete a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) and emerge with the multidisciplinary skills needed to launch yourself into a global career.



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Broadcast Journalism Course unit

This online unit from Griffith University offers students the chance to practise their research, writing, and production skills.


It focuses on news and current affairs for broadcast media, including video and audio content for television and the web.


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Communication Management: Theory and Practice Course unit

Learn about the history and development of public relations theory with this online Communication Management: Theory and Practice unit offered by RMIT. The unit has a strong PR focus, and ideally suited to communications professionals who are required to undertake PR activities.



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Graduate Certificate of Communication

Studying this communications course by Griffith University will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful communications career.


This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to specialise in creative or communications fields, and opens up opportunities to work as a media or communications researcher, journalist, media manager, communications adviser or content provider.


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Communications Project 1 Course unit

This online unit by Griffith University covers communication research, writing, production and presentation skills. It provides a basic skillset for those wishing to work in the creative and communications industries.



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Master of Media and Communication

An opportunity to specialise and gain familiarity with relevant critical discourse and understand conceptual theories with this Master of Media and Communication course.



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Communications Project 2 Course unit

Delivered online by Griffith University, the Communications Project 2 unit assesses students’ ability to apply their communications research and presentation skills through an internship and/or other selected method.


Gain a broad understanding of media theory and communication practices, and the ways in which these are applicable for professionals working in the creative or communications industries.


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Engaging Media Course unit

Explore the ways in which we ‘engage’ with 21st century media by studying this online Engaging Media unit from Curtin University.


The unit is aimed at communication, media and arts students, and focuses on the ways in which we use, consume and engage with contemporary media.


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Global Media and Communication Industries Course unit

Global Media and Communication Industries is an online unit provided by RMIT University that explores the relationship between the rise of global networks and technology.


The unit also considers the effect of global networks and technology on media and communication industries and practices.


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Independent Project Course unit

Independent Project is an online unit provided by Griffith University, which allows students to pick a particular topic from one of their majors, and conduct further independent research.


The autonomous nature of the unit develops your ability for original critical thought, as well as providing you with the opportunity to define your own area of expertise.


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International Journalism Course unit

This online International Journalism unit offered by Griffith University aims to give you theoretical and practical insight into how journalism has adapted to a global media environment.


You will learn about the impact of globalisation on journalism and international journalism practices, among other relevant and useful topics.


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Introducing Communication Studies Course unit

Learn about the key areas and interdisciplinary nature of communication studies during this online unit offered by Griffith University.


Studying Introducing Communication Studies, you will learn about forms of communication, theories of mass communications media and contemporary issues in communication, among other topics.


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Introduction to Media Studies Course unit

Introduction to Media Studies is an online unit provided by Swinburne University of Technology which invites you to consider the way information is represented in the mass media.


It will introduce you to theories of textual, cultural and social analysis, ranging from semiotics, language and narrative to ideology and discourse.


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Journalism Course unit

The online Journalism postgraduate unit at Swinburne University examines how journalists work in constructing news stories.


The unit also looks at other journalism mediums, including feature writing, television reporting and war reporting.


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About Communications

The communications industry, comprising professions like journalism, public relations, the media and events management, is a vibrant and creative field that is ideal for anyone with a flair for words, modern media and buzz creation. Organisations are placing strong emphasis on hiring those with outstanding communication skills and an online course in communications can lead you to any number of exciting career options.

Being a communications professional is all about learning how to convey messages effectively, reaching your target audience and creating the right kind of spin and hype. Depending on your particular area, you will need to learn specific techniques and strategies to achieve this goal.

Aspiring journalists can learn journalistic techniques and styles with a course in freelance journalism. By working as a freelance journalist, you will have the flexibility to manage your own time and the ability to work across a range of interesting projects for different clients. You will become skilled in interview techniques, sourcing and preparing leads and marketing your work, to ensure you always get the scoop and know how to write about it in an engaging, informative manner.

Potential communications career outcomes include: Public Relations Specialist, Media Coordinator, Events Manager, Freelance Journalist, Radio Host, Research Researcher, Online Content Publisher, Media Policy Analysis.

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