Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

Do you want to be the trusted senior communications adviser in your company?

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities in the communications sector are constantly growing. Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources-based projects such as change management. In addition, private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists.
Career opportunities in the communications sector are constantly growing. Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources-based projects such as change management. In addition, private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists.

Further Study

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress to a graduate diploma or master's degree in Strategic Communication. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.
Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress to a graduate diploma or master's degree in Strategic Communication. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$11,700.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course provides an overview of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the global communications environment across industry, government agencies and community organisations.

DollarThis course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) for Australian residents. Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

About the course

Gain a preliminary overview of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the contemporary communications environment across industry, government agencies and community organisations. You’ll gain practical skills and understanding relevant to a broad range of communications and media roles and advance your capabilities for developing effective communication strategies and projects across digital and traditional formats.  
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12240
CRICOS code
  • 083874G
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12240
CRICOS code
  • 083874G
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course?

  1. Gain practical and analytic skills and critical understanding relevant to a broad range of communications and media roles 
  2. Advance your capabilities in developing effective communication strategies that operate across digital and traditional formats 
  3. Progress your capacity to communicate strategically to reach audiences, manage an organisation's image and messages and design effective communication projects and campaigns. 

You'll learn to

  • effectively participate in contemporary media and communication environments  
  • design communication strategies and projects and manage communication activities and campaigns  
  • apply a set of practical, analytical and critical skills across media platforms and in a range of professional contexts and practices 
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Articulated courses

This course is part of an articulated sequence with the:

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Work integrated learning

Our program integrates a range of practical, project-based activities toward building up a student’s professional portfolio including specialised media training and workshops.   

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