When you study a Diploma of Communication you’re opening the door to a multitude of creative possibilities. From day one, you will be learning from our highly qualified lecturers who also bring current industry knowledge in gamified, cutting-edge digital and social media communication to the learning experience.
Our small classes give you the advantage, with chances to collaborate with others and build friendships that will last. You will engage in real world assessments, which are aligned to first year UTS subjects. This means you will be joining the second year of the UTS Bachelor of Communication* with the same deep knowledge as your peers.
When you join the UTS Bachelor of Communication with 6 subjects accredited, you will have the opportunity to choose your major. Select from: Digital and Social Media, Public Communication, Media Arts and Production, Journalism, Social and Political Sciences or Creative Writing. Your UTS degree positions you for the next step in your career, with exciting and rewarding work opportunities in the ever-broadening fields of communication.
*You can join the UTS degree with 6 subjects accredited or 48 credit points - equivalent to two semesters of full time study. Entry into the second year of UTS is only for Public Communication or Digital and Social Media Majors. For other majors, the 48 credit points apply to the duration of the degree, allowing for a reduced work load.
How do the diplomas compare?
Do you like to learn at a steady pace? Our Standard program delivers the same content as Accelerated, just spread out over 12 months. You'll find this ideal if you want to focus on your studies while enjoying your new life in Australia.
FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
|Duration||3 semesters (12 months)|
|Entry requirements|| |
Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling
If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.
IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS Insearch AE4 with pass grade.
If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma
|General||Important note on minimum age requirement|
International students are normally expected to be at least 17 years of age at commencement of the Diploma course. Where a student has satisfied both English and Academic entry requirements for the diploma course, but has not yet reached the above age, they may enrol in the course providing UTS Insearch is satisfied that the student is living in appropriate accommodation and suitable welfare conditions are in place.
|Articulation to a UTS degree|
International Students: Based on no more than two subject failures.
Domestic Students: Based on the required Grade Point Average.
|Public Relations Stream|
|Digital and Social Media Stream|
Do you thrive under pressure? Our accelerated program is the fastest way to get into a UTS degree, but it's not for everyone. The workload is intense and you'll need to be dedicated to your studies to succeed.
Do you want to build your English language skills while you study? Our Extended program offers the same subjects as the standard program, PLUS Academic English or Academic Communication. This is ideal if you want a confidence boost before taking the next step onto a UTS degree.
Course intake & start dates
| Semester 1 intake || 9 March 2020 || 9 April 2020 |
| Semester 2 intake || 22 June 2020 || 24 July 2020 |
| Semester 3 intake || 6 October 2020 || 6 November 2020 |
Semester 1: 9-13 March 2020
Semester 2: 22-26 June 2020
Semester 3: 6-9 October 2020
| Semester 1 intake || 22 February 2021 || 26 March 2021 |
| Semester 2 intake || 15 June 2021 || 16 July 2021 |
| Semester 3 intake || 27 September 2021 || 29 October 2021 |
Semester 1: 22-26 February 2021
Semester 2: 15-18 June 2021
Semester 3: 27 September - 1 October 2021