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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Communication

  • Graduate Certificate

Graduate with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever-expanding communication industries.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5336, 049209A
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$17,888 per year / $17,888 total

About this course

This half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is designed to enhance the skills of existing communication graduates and professionals.

You can choose from two fields of study - Communication for Social Change or Strategic Communication - and from a range of courses designed to increase your understanding of the application of communication theory and research to health promotion, business, public relations, policy and politics, intercultural relations and globalisation.

The emerging field of Communication for Social Change explores the different ways in which communication can be leveraged to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals, organisations and communities. If you already have experience in these fields, the program will make you even more competitive as it complements and capitalises on studies and experience in other disciplines.

Strategic Communication develops your understanding and skill-set in professional communication practice and public relations, including campaign development, digital media strategy, and issues and crisis management. Graduates with a specialisation in Strategic Communication are well-equipped for diverse roles in public relations and marketing communication consultancies, not-for-profit organisations and government bodies, including organisational communication, crisis management, government relations, social media management and political campaigning roles.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Benefit from outstanding research, practical experiences and career opportunities.
  • Study at the only Australian university to offer a field in the study of Communication for Social Change.
  • Undertake a combination of advanced level coursework and research.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • International aid officer
  • Community development manager
  • Health promotion manager
  • Corporate change consultant
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • Political campaign manager