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, Strategic Communication, Media Arts and Production, Journalism, Social and Political Sciences or Writing and Publishing. 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 Strategic 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.
Fees$33,000

FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration3 semesters (12 months)
CRICOS code080601A
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS College AE4 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

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 College 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
Subjects
Digital and Social Media Stream
Subjects
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.
Fees$33,000

FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration2 semesters (8 months)
CRICOS code080602M
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS College AE4 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

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 College 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
Subjects
Digital and Social Media Stream
Subjects
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.
Fees$41,000

FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration4 semesters (16 months)
CRICOS code080143M
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or UTS College AE3 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

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 College 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
Subjects
Digital and Social Media Stream
Subjects

Course intake & start dates

Semester 1 intake 28 February 2022 1 April 2022
Semester 2 intake 14 June 2022 15 July 2022
Semester 3 intake 26 September 2022 28 October 2022

Orientation dates

Semester 1: 28 February - 4 March 2022
Semester 2: 14-17 June 2022
Semester 3: 26-30 September 2022

Leads to the following majors at UTS

  • Public Communication
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Journalism
  • Media Arts and Production
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Creative Writing

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

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. 

Important dates

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