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Diploma in Communication Extended - Creative Industries

Approved Abbreviation: DipComm

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7149.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096996A

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 is 2021 or later.

For Commencement Year 2018 to 2020 - please refer to 7149.1 Diploma in Communication Extended - Creative Industries

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

This Diploma is a pathway into further studies in the Creative Industries. It includes electives in major areas of study such as Communications, Design, Creative Writing, Journalism and Screen Media, with core units in the business and legal aspects of working in the Creative Industries. Preparatory units guide students’ transition to university-level study. Students who successfully complete this Diploma articulate into the Bachelor of Creative Industries with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms)


Recent School Leavers

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

Non-credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the units listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7299WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7300WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - Non-Credentialed Applicants

International Students

A7301WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - International Students

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