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The online Media Law unit is perfect for any media professional or individual looking for a career in the media. The unit teaches students how Australian law impacts on their role as a practitioner in the media.
As a core unit in several journalism and public relations certificates, you’ll develop skills in utilising the law to improve their work and minimise the risk of legal action. The unit also covers how laws involving freedom of information, source protection, intellectual property, defamation, privacy, national security and court reporting can affect your work.
Gather an up-to-date understanding of the balance between free speech and other competing rights as you cover the latest legal implications of social media and online publishing. You’ll complete this unit with a comprehensive understanding of how to protect your work, obtain information, report on crime and avoid persecution.
This unit, offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, contributes to majors in arts and communication or can be completed as an elective within a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Business or Technology.
Anyone can apply, however, as a level 2 unit, this course will include some assumed knowledge from prior studies.
In this Media Law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will improve your skills as a public relations officer, journalist or blogger by providing you with the capacity to operate within the bounds of the legal system. By understanding Australian media law will be able to report or publicise better, with improved access to information and a greater understanding of the legal implications of your work.
Media Law is a core unit in both a Certificate of Journalism and Public Relations while also contributing to majors in business, technology, arts or behavioural science or a Bachelor of Arts or Communication.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.