Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications)

Course 377EC (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 031945E
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Bryony Cosgrove
School of Culture and Communication



The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Overview: The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications) provides an introduction to the dynamic field of publishing and communications. It also acts as an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study, and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma or master of arts courses in this area.

Students who successfully complete the postgraduate certificate should have:

  • an introductory knowledge of editorial principles and methods across a range of genres and media;
  • a practical knowledge of electronic editing and publishing for digital media; and
  • skills in research, writing and thinking critically about processes of change in the publishing and communications industries.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • 50 points of subjects chosen from the list below.

Total 50 points Subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Subject Options:


50 points
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant area.

Admission process

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Further Study: Students who complete this program may be elgible for entry into and 50 points of credit/advance standing into:-
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Graduate Attributes:
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