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Graduate Certificate of Communication

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    Graduate Certificate

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate of Communication with Griffith University through Open Universities Australia will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful communications career. This postgraduate communications course will give you knowledge and understanding of modern media communications in various forms, and their associated social, cultural and ethical issues and implications.

You will focus on the theoretical issues and hurdles faced in communications practice today, and will graduate with the skills and training to analyse and write about communication and media issues at a very high level.


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in communication or another discipline.

Areas of study

In this postgraduate communication program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Communications analysis
  • Visual culture
  • Public writing
  • Media debates and controversies
  • Media ethics
  • New media theory
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate of Communication from Griffith University.

This communications course is ideal for anyone who wishes to specialise in creative or communications fields, and opens up opportunities to work in media or communications. Upon completion of this graduate certificate, you will have the skills and training to provide communication and media services to any organisation or industry, for both internal and external stakeholders.

Curious about where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Media Presenter
  • Marketing Officer
  • Content Producer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Media Manager
  • Communications Advisor

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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).

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