About the program

The Diploma of Communication opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines ranging from film and television through to journalism and multimedia. Diploma students have the opportunity to study Digital Media and Society, Public Relations and the Australian Media.

The Diploma of Communication will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Some core skills covered include;
communicating in groups, managing public relations, online communication, critique and use emerging media, communication problem solving, decision making, rational and critical thinking, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication will provide students with a pathway to most Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in media, corporate communications, public relations or event management.

The Diploma of Communication is a two semester (full-time) program of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Communication:

*Academic Skills (BCAS01-020) is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program Structure and Sequence webpage.

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Communication requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 18 to 21/ATAR 54.20-40.65). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 21

For alternate means of entry such as work experience or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test please contact the Office of Future Students.

Toll-free: 1800 074 074 (in Australia)
Tel: +61 7 5595 2222 (international)
Email: information@bond.edu.au

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2 or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5) or equivalent

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Matthew shares his Bond experience

After two incomplete degrees in Canberra, I had all but given up on going back to study. Thankfully, through the advice of a friend, I applied to Bond and was accepted to study my Diploma of Communication. Filled with the obligatory nerves of a first day student, I was quickly reassured within my first few hours at Bond that this was not something I needed to be nervous about. 

Studying the diploma provides a platform for students to ease themselves into study. Smaller class sizes, passionate staff and the diploma's structure removes a lot of stress from students' minds. Students can focus on improving their academic skills, instead of being worried about timetabling and class registration. Bond University College is able to provide a student-staff connection lacking at most universities, something that certainly helped me to no end. 
The welcoming, encouraging and friendly attitude of every staff member I came in contact with played a big role in making me feel welcome and excited about undertaking study here. This excitement has not dwindled in the slightest throughout my 5 semesters at Bond. I appreciated the support given to students combined with their experience, drive and passion push each and every student to fulfil their potential, regardless of their area of study. This in conjunction with the facilities, support structures and social nature of the University makes this a place that will not only give you outstanding academic opportunities, but networking and social opportunities that will be around long after you've finished your degree. 

Matthew Cosson