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Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication
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Build practical strategies to optimise internal and external digital communication

Ranked first in Australia and 19th worldwide by QS World University Rankings in 2023, Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) communication and media courses offer a unique opportunity to develop your digital communication skill set. The incredible ranking reflects QUT’s real-world technology focus and its commitment to preparing graduates for the changing realities of tomorrow’s digital workplaces.

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication is designed to produce professionals well-versed in contemporary communication technologies. Using this working knowledge of modern technology, graduates will be able to master the emerging digital communication technologies of the future.

Leading digital communication scholars design our units to provide a dynamic and diverse skill set that will benefit you in the workplace and your critical awareness of the contemporary digital environment. Graduates will have some of the following learning opportunities:

  • developing an understanding of how AI and algorithms are transforming digital communication practices, including gaining a critical awareness around issues of algorithmic bias in moderation and developing technical skills in bot creation
  • analysing and creating compelling data-driven stories for social media platforms
  • learning how to use tools to deliver data visualisations and analysis of social media audience behaviour
  • developing a critical understanding of academic scholarship and debate surrounding the impact of digital communication technologies on our lives

Your acquired toolkit of practical skills will guide you through periods of technological change and industry disruption. You will have practical strategies at your disposal to optimise both internal and external digital communication.

Your diverse knowledge of contemporary and emerging digital technologies will be an asset when planning your next career move. The Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication was developed to recognise students’ potentially diverse professional backgrounds and skill sets.

You may already be working in a digital communication career and wish to upskill, or you are yet to enter the workforce and want to attain a postgraduate qualification that sets you apart from other job seekers with a skill set unlike that other tertiary providers offer.

Once you attain your Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication, you may wish to continue your studies in order to attain your Master of Digital Communication.

Our courses are developed by researchers who are giving advice to industry about policies and practises that are helping guide the future of these industries. That’s why we call QUT the university for the real world.” ~ Digital Communications – Michelle Riedlinger

Start your application process today to secure your future with QUT Online.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication with:
    • a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline or
    • successful completion of QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course Units

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication will build on the foundational skills imparted in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication. Focusing on understanding how to work in a team to develop social media strategies using data analytics tools, students will have an opportunity to create a social media strategy for a real-world client.




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Career opportunities

Digital Coordinator

Coordinate the delivery of forward-thinking digital communication strategies in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Digital Media Officer

Prepare and coordinate communication materials while maintaining content across various communication mediums.

Digital Content Writer

Research, plan and produce compelling web content using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategies.

Digital Copywriter

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

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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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