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Your Communications career starts here with the Bond University Diploma of Communication

The Diploma of Communication opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines ranging from film and television through to journalism and multimedia. Whether you are fresh out of high school or looking to upgrade your qualifications the Diploma of Communication will give you the skills required for a successful communications career.

Complete your Diploma of Communication in 8 months and articulate into a Bond degree sooner

Bond University Diplomas take only eight months to complete allowing you to move into your undergraduate study faster. Transition into a Bond University degree seamlessly having already been part of the Bond community.

What our students say

“After two incomplete degrees in Canberra, I had all but given up on going back to study. Thankfully, through the advice of a friend, I applied to Bond and was accepted to study my Diploma of Communication. Filled with the obligatory nerves of a first day student, I was quickly reassured within my first few hours at Bond that this was not something I needed to be nervous about.
Studying the diploma provides a platform for students to ease themselves into study. Smaller class sizes, passionate staff and the diploma's structure removes a lot of stress from students' minds. Students can focus on improving their academic skills, instead of being worried about timetabling and class registration. Bond University College is able to provide a student-staff connection lacking at most universities, something that certainly helped me to no end.
The welcoming, encouraging and friendly attitude of every staff member I came in contact with played a big role in making me feel welcome and excited about undertaking study here. This excitement has not dwindled in the slightest throughout my five semesters at Bond. I appreciated the support given to students combined with their experience, drive and passion push each and every student to fulfill their potential, regardless of their area of study. This in conjunction with the facilities, support structures and social nature of the University makes this a place that will not only give you outstanding academic opportunities, but networking and social opportunities that will be around long after you've finished your degree”.

Matthew Cosson

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of a Bond degree

About the program

The Diploma of Communication opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines ranging from film and television through to journalism and multimedia. Diploma students have the opportunity to study Digital Media and Society, Public Relations and the Australian Media. Show more

The Diploma of Communication opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines ranging from film and television through to journalism and multimedia. Diploma students have the opportunity to study Digital Media and Society, Public Relations and the Australian Media. The Diploma of Communication will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Some core skills covered include; communicating in groups, managing public relations, online communication, critique and use emerging media, communication problem solving, decision making, rational and critical thinking, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeDiploma
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media, Foundation Programs
Program codeCO-00009
CRICOS code078664D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication will provide students with a pathway to most Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in media, corporate communications, public relations or event management.

The Diploma of Communication is a two semester (full-time) program of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Communication:

*Academic Skills (BCAS01-020) is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program Structure and Sequence webpage.

The total program fees for the Diploma of Communication are:

  • $24,744
  • $26,968

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Communication requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 18 to 21/ATAR 54.20-40.65). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 21

For alternate means of entry such as work experience or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test please contact the Office of Future Students.

Toll-free: 1800 074 074 (in Australia)
Tel: +61 7 5595 2222 (international)
Email: [email protected]

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2 or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5) or equivalent

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to apply.

What our academics say

“The most rewarding part of teaching students in the Diploma of Communication is seeing their confidence grow as they find their footing academically and begin to realise their own strengths. The Diploma provides students with critical learning foundations, as well as the time, space and content variety to help them navigate toward and foster individual interests. In my experience teaching students along their pathway from Diploma to future studies, they are well equipped with the tools for success in the wide range of areas associated to Communication”.

Laura McGillivray Academic Teacher