Studying a Diploma of Media and Communication will give you a broad understanding of media in Australia and potentially lead to a wide range of roles involving professional communication skills. You will explore the cultural, social and political contexts of public communication processes and industries, institutional settings of international communication, and the way culture is expressed through media.
Once you complete the Diploma of Communication, opportunities include progression to the second year of the degree program in Media and/or Communication, or an entry level position in advertising, PR, media or communication organisations.
The course can be completed over two or three sessions. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, which includes 7 core units and 1 elective unit.
Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.
See Admission requirements for pre-course information.
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Successful completion of an SIBT Diploma will allow you to enter a bachelor’s degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus with 8 units of credit.
You must complete and pass the required eight units for your Diploma. Graduates who achieve an overall average of 50% (taking into account all units attempted) will gain entry into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus. Students who do not achieve this will be considered for entry on an individual basis.
Advertising, arts policy and administration, audience research, diplomacy, government and industry administration, international communication, journalism, media production, public relations, publishing and editing.
According to research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au) average national graduate starting salaries are:
Provider Registration Number: PRV12046
Course ID: CRS1200494
This program is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This program is available to domestic students and to international students studying in Australia on an Australian student visa provided the applicant meets the published entry requirements.
|Applicant background||Semester 1/Full year intake 2021|
|Number of Students||Percentage of Students|
|(A) Past higher education study|
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(B) Past vocational education and|
training (VET) study
|(C) Work and life experience (admitted|
on the basis of previous achievement
other than the above)
(D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted where both ATAR and
- Admitted on the basis of other