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* or a UTS Bachelor of Laws** with the same deep knowledge as your peers.
When you join the UTS Bachelor of Communication with 8 subjects accredited, you will have the opportunity to choose a major from a wide range of options. Select from: Digital and Social Media, Strategic Communication, Media Arts and Production, Journalism, Social and Political Sciences, Writing and Publishing or Media Business. 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 8 subjects accredited or 52 credit points - equivalent to two semesters of full time study. Entry into the second year of UTS is only for Strategic Communication or Digital and Social Media Majors. For other majors, the 52 credit points apply to the duration of the degree, allowing for a reduced work load.
**Based on no more than two subject failures and depends on the course you choose. The point where you enter your UTS degree will depend on your major.
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.
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 || 27 February 2023 || 31 March 2023 |
| Semester 2 intake || 13 June 2023 || 14 July 2023 |
| Semester 3 intake || 25 September 2023 || 27 October 2023 |
Semester 1: 27 February - 3 March 2023
Semester 2: 13-16 June 2023
Semester 3: 25-29 September 2023
Leads to the following at UTS
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Laws (with or without Practical Legal Training (PLT))
- Strategic Communication
- Digital and Social Media
- Media Arts and Production
- Social and Political Sciences
- Writing and Publishing
- Media Business
Modes of study
This course is delivered full time and face-to-face in scheduled classes. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.
Assessment methods in the Diploma of Communication include quizzes (multiple-choice, open-ended questions); presentations (group and individual); written reflections and learning journals; written reports; essays and essay drafts; functional prototype creation; website creation; group debates; communication plans, media release writing (exam conditions); photo portfolio; PR campaign; group reports and presentations; individual artefact; and interactive learning object.