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Diploma of Marketing and Communication

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Patricks Career Academy (RTO 2658)

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Marketing Assistant | Marketing Manager | Communications Coordinator | Communications Officer | View all

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

You're a creative thinker who likes solving problems. Enhance your career prospects and turn your passion into power with this practical online Diploma of Marketing and Communication (BSB52415) course from Patrick Careers Academy.

Designed for students with a background in marketing, this course will equip you with the high-level strategic skills required to confidently work in a management or leadership role in the marketing and communications profession.

In this course, you'll study a broad range of marketing skills, including conducting a marketing audit, working with sponsorship, social media and digital marketing planning, and e-commerce and EMD marketing. You'll also gain valuable insight into the strategic working of business, with a focus on budget planning, strategic management and team leadership, equipping you with the skills, insight and personal abilities required to succeed in a marketing leadership role.

Online, self-paced delivery ensures this course suits your lifestyle and enables you to continue working while you study. If you're looking for an effective way of building new skills and enhancing your career prospects, this relevant and nationally recognised course is your next career step.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have previous experience working in marketing; OR
  • Have completed five core units from the Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (BSB42415): BSBMKG418 - Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry, BSBCRT401 - Articulate, present and debate ideas, BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation, BSBMGT407 - Apply digital solutions to work processes, BSBMKG417 - Apply marketing communication across a convergent industry.

Areas of study

In this marketing course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBMKG507 - Interpret market trends and developments
  • BSBMKG523 - Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • BSBMKG501 - Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG515 - Conduct a marketing audit
  • BSBMKG521 - Plan and implement sponsorship and event marketing
  • BSBMKG510 - Plan e-marketing communications
  • BSBMKG527 - Plan social media engagement
  • BSBLDR502 - Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBADM502 - Manage meetings
  • BSBMKG522 - Plan measurement of marketing effectiveness
Patricks Career Academy Get on the right pathway to success with a nationally accredited Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, Leadership and Management, Marketing or more from Patrick Careers Academy.

With over 9,000 graduates under their belt, you can trust Patrick Careers Academy to give you the thorough training and confidence to succeed. Between 2010 and 2015, Patrick Careers Academy achieved a 95-100% placement rate for Diploma graduates seeking full-time employment or choosing to continue on to university. Discover the Patrick Careers Academy difference today!
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Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive Diploma of Marketing and Communication (BSB52415) course from Patrick Careers Academy.

This qualification will enable you to seek new employment in an exciting leadership role in the marketing and communications sector, or build your responsibilities and opportunities in a current marketing role. You may choose to seek employment as a marketing manager, communications manager, digital marketing coordinator or social media officer, or add strategic marketing planning and effective communications to your existing responsibilities.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Patrick Careers Academy offers upfront payment or payment plans for this course, and FEE-HELP loans may be available for eligible students. The non-government subsidised fee for this course is $10,500, or monthly payments of $875 over 12 months.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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