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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Media Practice focuses on media content production in a global context. You will learn how to enhance and strengthen your written and verbal communication skills, and develop production skills in print, broadcast and online media.

The course will provide you with a sophisticated understanding of the media, audiences and global media environments to keep you relevant in an ever-changing and dynamic industry.

Why study with us?

You will gain critical knowledge and skills in writing for media, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Media Practice provide shorter avenues for you to update and extend your professional skills, or to explore new career directions.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Media Practice requires the satisfactory completion of 4 units of study (24 credit points), including 2 core or compulsory units of study (12 credit points). Other units of study are normally chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Media Practice requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
  • equivalent professional experience of no less than three years in a relevant field such as journalism, public relations, media relations or media research.

Course opportunities

Graduate certificates and diplomas are are a good alternative if you want to try out postgraduate study or increase the breadth of  your expertise and knowledge, or if you don’t quite meet the entry requirements for a master’s degree.

Career Pathways

This course provides opportunities in all areas of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media. Graduates have established careers in prominent national and international media organisations.

Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Media Practice.

Domestic students

International students

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