Diploma in Professional Communication

Why study the Diploma in Professional Communication at UNE?

The Diploma in Professional Communication provides a range of knowledge and skills in professional communication including written, spoken and analytical skills. The course is ideal for working professionals seeking additional experience and qualifications to assist them in their professional roles and progress their career.

Career Opportunities

Diploma in Professional Communication graduates will have a wide range of knowledge and skills in professional communication to pursue further study or to assist with future employment in a wide range of areas requiring highly effective written and spoken communication.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation DipProfComm
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply)
Total Credit Points 48
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

White (BCC 1)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Diploma in Professional Communication in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 36 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Diploma in Professional Communication.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Diploma in Professional Communication aims to develop an understanding of and competence in the core elements of professional communication. This gives graduates a competitive advantage in a variety of workplaces, whether in Australia or overseas.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge within communication studies, with depth in some of the themes, concepts, theories, practices and techniques studied in this field;
  2. demonstrate cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, evaluate and synthesise ideas and information from a variety of sources;
  3. select and use appropriate communication technologies, forms, styles and techniques to investigate problems and present ideas and arguments coherently for specific purposes and intended audiences within a range of professional contexts;
  4. transfer and apply theoretical concepts to plan and develop project, solve problems and make decisions in a range of professional or further learning situations; and
  5. demonstrate initiative, judgement and personal responsibility in decision-making and problem-solving while working both in collaboration with others and independently.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills within communication studies and its underlying principles, concepts and methods. Graduate will develop the skills needed to analyse local, national and international media practices, with an understanding of diverse cultural contexts and perspectives.

Communication Skills

The course develops skills of writing, reading, listening and communication ideas and arguments in diverse genres, contexts and forms.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to solve problems by exercising critical thinking and judgement.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to demonstrate an ability to gather, analyse and evaluate information and ideas from a range of sources.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

The study of media representations, cultural perspectives and communication ethics provides students with a basis for socially responsible action.

Lifelong Learning

The attainment of disciplinary knowledge and skills in media and communications provides graduates with the capacity for independent lifelong learning.

Independence and Collaboration

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply constructive principles of team work and social interaction in diverse social contexts of communication.

How to Apply

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