Communication and Design

Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication
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Develop creative digital solutions for problems that arise with the advent of new technologies

In the recent 2021 QS World University Rankings, QUT’s communication and media courses have placed first in Australia and 16th worldwide. This reflects QUT’s real-world technology focus and is the culmination of the university’s commitment to preparing graduates for the changing realities of tomorrow’s digital workplaces.

There is a growing need for competent digital communication professionals who can engage with digital technologies in dynamic ways. This is in large part due to many industries becoming increasingly reliant on digital communication technologies. Graduates will attain the pragmatic skills and technical agility necessary to continually adapt their practice for the changing realities of digital innovation.

You will develop new skills in social media, data analytics, artificial intelligence and visualisation, all the while investigating how constantly-evolving technologies disrupt various industries. You will learn about what can be done to minimise this disruption and how best to harness the potential of emerging communication technologies.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication you will take into your next professional role a sophisticated understanding of modern digital communication technologies. This understanding, combined with the adaptable skill set you gain, will help you find creative solutions for problems that arise with the advent of new technologies.

You have the option of furthering your study with a Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication or a Master of Digital Communication.

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Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication with:

  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or
  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or
  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional and relevant work experience.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Micro units

Social Media Storytelling

Debates in Digital Culture

Visualising Data

The Power of Platforms

Introduction to Social Media Analytics

Coding for Communicators

Project units

Social Media Strategy Project


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Career opportunities

Digital Marketing Specialist

Work as part of a marketing team to develop and conduct compelling marketing campaigns, ensuring content is consistent and capable of generating leads.

Social Media Specialist

Research and prepare compelling content for various social media portals as part of a broader social media strategy.

Digital Content Writer

Research, write and adapt content across various digital channels.

Digital Copywriter

Write appealing and accessible copy that improves the online experience for target audiences.

Learning at QUT Online

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Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

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We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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