Diploma of Media and Communication

Students will explore various public communication processes and industries, institutional settings of international communication, culture and its expression through media, in cultural, social and political contexts.

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2018 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees



Per unit





Two or three semesters


February, June, October



Diploma of Media and Communication

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 7 core units and 1 elective unit. The elective unit is dependent on articulation.

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

(Units may change depending on articulation.)

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Communication (major in Journalism)

Bachelor of Communication (major in Public Relations)

Bachelor of Communication (major in Advertising)


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.

Employment and career paths

Advertising, arts policy and administration, audience research, diplomacy, government and industry administration, international communication, journalism, media production, public relations, publishing and editing.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Humanities: A$45,000

Languages: A$46,800

Performing/Visual Arts: A$40,000

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)