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Diploma in Communication (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: DipComm(exit)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7043.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 087974D


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Diploma in Communication is available as an exit point only from 6007 - Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Communication, 6009 - Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Creative Industries or 6015 - Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course from 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 - 2016 - 7043.1 Diploma in Communication

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to give students an understanding of the key areas of communication, before choosing a major in the second year of the Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Creative Industries or Bachelor of Screen Media degrees. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Communication will articulate into the Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Creative Industries or Bachelor of Screen Media degrees at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One year full-time

Course Advice

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College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

This course is an exit award only

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Communication. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Domestic students entering this Diploma are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students entering the Diploma must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the EAP 4 course offered by Western Sydney University, The College with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed the Western Sydney University, The College Foundation Studies

Course Structure

This course is an exit award only.

Students who wish to progress to 1838 Bachelor of Creative Industries or 1696 Bachelor of Communication must pass the following University level units

700088Advertising: An Introduction (WSTC)
700269Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)
700179Foundations of Media Arts and Production (WSTC)
700182Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
700180Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)
700090Public Relations Theory and Practice (WSTC)
700183Visual Storytelling (WSTC)
700178Writing Ecologies (WSTC)

Students who wish to progress to 1791 Bachelor of Screen Media must pass the following University level units

700269Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)
700135Everyday Life (WSTC)
700179Foundations of Media Arts and Production (WSTC)
700182Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
700180Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)
700183Visual Storytelling (WSTC)
700187Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)
700178Writing Ecologies (WSTC)

Students must pass the following preparatory units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700192Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)

Students must also pass the following non-award unit. This unit does not count for credit towards the Diploma.

700176Tertiary Study Skills in Communication (WSTC Prep)


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