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 studies 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:
- BCAS01-020 Academic Skills**
- BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
- BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
- BCDP02-103 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE11-003)
- BCDP02-102 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE11-002)
- BCDP02-009 Personal Communication (COMN11-101)
- BCDP02-010 Digital Media and Society (COMN12-302)
- BCDP02-011 Public Relations Principles and Practice (PUBR11-100)
- BCDP02-012 The Australian Media (JOUR11-101)
*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.
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)
English language requirements
- Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2 or
- IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5) or equivalent