Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBProfComn(ProfWrit)
CRICOS code042678F
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick)
Admission, fee and application details
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students study a total of four years full-time, combining the Monash University and TAFE components. Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • Studies in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing component are taken at the Chisholm TAFE in Berwick. Students may select arts units for the bachelors component from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


This double award course allows students to study the Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) from Chisholm TAFE in conjunction with the Bachelor of Professional Communication degree from Monash University. Students receive both of these awards from the respective institutions upon successful completion of the program.


The course provides major studies in the theory, practice, technology and research techniques of professional communications together with studies at Chisholm TAFE which provide students with the theoretical base and the practical skills in a variety of writing, editing and production tasks. For further information on the objectives of the Bachelor of Professional Communication see the handbook entry for this degree.


This course consists of 108 points in the professional communication component from Monash University and 10 modules (36 points) in the Chisholm TAFE component.

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Professional communication component

a.) a major in one of the following professional communications disciplines (48 points):

  • communications
  • journalism
  • public relations

(b.) a minor in one of the remaining professional communications disciplines not taken as the major (24 points)

(c.) additional arts electives including 12 points at first-year-level (36 points)

Professional writing and editing component

Students must complete 10 modules from Chisholm TAFE offerings. For details of these offerings visit or email

Areas of Study

Professional communications discipline major and minor

Other arts areas of study

For information on other arts units, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Bachelor of Professional Communication