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University of New England
If you're a communications professional seeking skills development, or a keen writer looking for a qualification, the Diploma in Professional Communication from the University of New England (UNE) is for you.
No experience is required to commence this course, but its broad focus across a range of particular skill areas and contexts leaves both amateur and professional students with a well-rounded, well-developed skillset.
You'll study units on screenwriting, digital publishing, academic writing, rhetoric, and speaking in public, leaving you with a broad range of technical communications skills. You'll also study the style, context, and diversity of language and writing across a variety of cultures - giving you a culturally nuanced understanding of the context your writing sits in.
You'll develop an ability to analyse and critically engage with information, and graduate with the professional qualification and abilities to enhance your career prospects.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this communications course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Professional Communications from the University of New England.
Graduates have the opportunity to pursue employment in a range of areas, including writing, journalism, editing, publishing, public relations, and presenting. Students may also choose to undertake further study after completing this course in order to specialise further.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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