The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
The Diploma of Communication is being discontinued. The last intake for the Diploma of Communication is January 2020. Please refer to our new program, the Diploma of Arts.
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. Whether you are fresh out of high school or looking to upgrade your qualifications the Diploma of Communication will give you the skills required for a successful communications career.
Complete your Diploma of Communication in 8 months and articulate into a Bond degree sooner
Bond University Diplomas take only eight months to complete allowing you to move into your undergraduate study faster. Transition into a Bond University degree seamlessly having already been part of the Bond community.
Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.
|Diploma Program||Bachelor Program||Number of Credits|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Communication||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Communication (Business)||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Arts||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of International Relations||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Laws||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Psychological Science||8|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Journalism||6|
|Diploma of Communication||Bachelor of Film and Television||6|
What our students say
- Complete your diploma in only eight months
- Integrate into the university environment from day one
- Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
- Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program
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. Show more
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. Show less
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Study area||Communication and Creative Media, Foundation Programs|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
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*
- BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication
- BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
- BCDP02-012 Media Futures
- BCDP02-010 Digital Media and Society
- BCDP02-102 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- BCDP02-103 Ethical Thought and Action
- BCDP02-071 Foundations of Content Creation
- BCDP02-009 Introduction to Communication
*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills 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.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Entry into the Diploma of Communication requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 – 20/ATAR 64.95-50.00). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and Diploma 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 - 20
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: [email protected]
English language requirements
- Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2 or
- IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5) or equivalent