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Graduate Diploma in Internet Communications

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Want to develop advanced internet skills and open up a range of exciting career options? This Graduate Diploma in Internet Communications is the course for you. Building on the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications, this online or on-campus course is designed to advance your skills in using the internet for research, communication and interaction.

Choose from majors that include internet communications, internet content management, internet design or internet training and development. With this course, you'll become a highly capable and desirable graduate within various internet-related industries.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary institution*; OR
  • Have successfully completed units of the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications

*Excludes students who hold a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University; these students are not eligible for entry into this course.

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this internet communications course, you may select from the following optional units:

  • Digital culture and everyday life
  • Web communications
  • Online games, play and gamification
  • Writing on the web
  • Web development project
  • Web media
  • Social media, communities and networks
  • The digital economy
  • Internet collaboration and innovation
  • Power, politics and the internet
  • Internet communications project

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Internet Communications from Curtin University.

This course will help position you for management, operational and policy work concerning the internet - giving informed advice, making educated decisions based on a deeper understanding of the profound changes that the internet is bringing. You can also pursue work in web design and development.

This course offers an ideal pathway to further postgraduate study, including the Master of Internet Communications.

Curtin University's internet studies program is a member of the Internet Industry Association and the Internet Society (Australia).

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

  • Web Designer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Digital Marketer
  • Content Producer
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Web Developer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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