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Faculty Certificate in Communications

Course code: 3918 ~ Course abbreviation: FacCertComn ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield; Clayton)

Off-campus (Gippsland)

Course description

The course is designed to meet the needs of professionals in communications and related sectors. The course provides a unique focus on convergent knowledge and the understanding and integration of multiple communication practices. The curriculum includes policy, organisational, technical, ethical, planning, systems, and logistical facets of communications.

Course Objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. a familiarity with the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. Advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. Developed sound analytical skills; 7. Developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Minimum pass grade

To graduate with a Faculty Certificate in Communications, students must gain a minimum credit average overall.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete the following:

  • COM4201 Communications: organisations and technologies
  • COM4202 Communications policy and management


For further study options please contact the School of English, Communication and Performance Studies or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Murphy and Dr Sue Yell