Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study approved by the executive dean.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study approved by the executive dean.

CRICOS Code: 049209A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Communication?

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever-expanding communication industries. The program is designed to enhance the skills of existing communication graduates and professionals. Courses are designed to increase understanding of the application of communication theory and research to health promotion, business, public relations, policy and politics, intercultural relations and globalisation. Students develop knowledge of communication dynamics, as well as practical professional skills.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to semester course offerings, it may not be possible to complete a field in the Graduate Certificate full-time in one semester.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Communication

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study approved by the executive dean.

Additional application information

Please note that applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline require a total of 32 units to complete the Master program requirements - i.e., 24 units for the Master program, plus 8 units for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Students may be eligible for entry to the 24 units Master of Communication program if they have completed the Graduate Certificate in Communication (without credit to the Master program) or the Graduate Diploma in Communication (maximum of 8 units credit towards the Master program) if they have met the GPA requirement.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study approved by the executive dean.

Additional application requirements

Please note that applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline require a total of #32 to complete the Master program requirements - i.e., #24 for the Master program, plus #8 for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Students may be eligible for entry to the #24 Master of Communication program if they have completed the Graduate Certificate in Communication (without credit to the Master program) or the Graduate Diploma in Communication (maximum of #8 credit towards the Master program) if they have met the GPA requirement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 049209A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Communication

Careers

A wide range of occupations in the communication industries.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Communication

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Communication, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 8 units from the MCommun List comprising:

  • 4 units from Part B; and
  • the balance (4 units) from courses in Parts A, B, C and/or D

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Communication.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Communication