Graduate Diploma of Journalism [exit point only] GradDipJourn Graduate Certificate in Journalism
About the course
These courses are designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to gain a professional qualification in journalism, and aims to prepare students for entry-level positions in journalism. No prior journalism or media experience is required.
Articulation and credit
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (exit point only) articulate with the Master degree and credit is awarded in the Master degree for the subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. Credit is not given for the Graduate Certificate in Print Journalism.
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Journalism, students complete the first four 8 point subjects (total of 32 points). Students enrolled in the Master degree may exit with the award Graduate Diploma in Journalism after successful completion of an additional two 16 point subjects (total of 64 points).
To graduate with the Master degree, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.
All students undertaking the Master degree must complete:
* three foundation theory subjects designed to provide the necessary background and context for news and public affairs reporting
* one specialist subject detailing aspects of media law and ethics as they affect professional journalism practice
* two specialist subjects in journalism designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in journalism and public affairs reporting in both public and commercial media
* a theory and research subject examining problems and issues confronting journalism practice
* a journalism project, comprising a major series of news stories and features either for print or broadcast media and examining a significant social, cultural or political trend in Australia or overseas.
Access to allowances for study
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations recently announced the extension of student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Masters by coursework degrees. Eligible students undertaking approved Masters courses will be able to access Youth Allowance, Austudy and the Pensioner Education Supplement.