Media and Communications

Diploma of Media and Communication

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.

Key Information

Duration

8 or 12 months

Intake

March, July, October

Location

Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney 

CRICOS Code:

053278J

Australian International

2022 Fees

Course fees A$22,660

Australian International

2022 Fees

Course fees A$28,040

Course structure

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. 

Core units

  • COMM101 Writing and Research for Arts and Communication
  • COMM104 Understanding International Communication
  • COMM105 Cross Cultural Communication
  • COMM106 National and Global Media
  • COMM150 Culture, Media and Communication
  • COMM107 Language as Communication
  • COMM108 Digital Media Principles

Choose 1 elective unit

  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument
  • ARTS103 Ideas and Society

Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.

See Admission requirements for pre-course information.  

Your future outcomes

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: 

  • Humanities: $47,200

Advertising

  • Media Federation of Australia (MFA)

Public Relations

  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

TEQSA accreditation

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.

Admissions information

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)
<5 N/P
(B) Past vocational education and
training (VET) study
<5 N/P
(C) Work and life experience (admitted
on the basis of previous achievement
other than the above)
<5 N/P

(D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes
the impact of adjustment factors such
as equity or subject bonus points)

- Admitted where both ATAR and
additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimal
ATAR)

- Admitted on the basis of other
criteria only and ATAR was not a
factor (e.g special consideration,
audition alone, schools
recommendation scheme with
no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5

 

 

<5

 

 

 

<5

N/P

 

 

N/P

 

 

 

42.86%

International students 3 75.00%
All Students 4 100.00%

ATAR ranks

(ATAR-based offers only,
across all offer rounds)
ATAR (excluding adjustment
factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5