Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)

Course GCA-PUBCOM (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 085949K
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.


Semester 1

Emmett Stinson


Semester 2

Associate Professor Mark Davis



Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Course Overview:

The Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) 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 Advanced Graduate Diploma or master of arts courses in this area.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) 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:

The Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) requires:

  • elective subjects (50 points)

Total 50 points

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:

Elective Subjects

50 points

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

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent;
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and
• relevance of previous studies.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 7.0

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Further Study:

Students who complete this program may be elgible for entry into and 50 points of credit/advance standing into:-

  • Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
  • Master of Publishing and Communications

Graduate Attributes:

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