University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Diploma of Communication Management

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Diploma in Communication Management explores foundation studies and skills for professional communication practice. It is designed for current and prospective communication professionals seeking a professional qualification and scholarly development in the broad field of communication management. Academic staff involved in the course have substantial industry experience and have undertaken research in the field.

Designed for

Current and prospective communication professionals


This course totals 48 credit points of study consisting of three core foundation subjects (24 credit points) and three other communication management subjects (24 credit points). Two of the communication management subjects are compulsory and one is an elective. Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.


  • Communication management

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide: a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course
  • A CV which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences that could be relevant to the course. If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


Courses in the postgraduate program in Communication Management at UTS have been accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) for over 20 years. The Graduate Diploma in Communication Management is accredited with PRIA and graduates have an accelerated path to professional membership.

Study pathways

Students who have graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Communication) may be granted up to one third of the postgraduate course in credit recognition. Other relevant qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis. This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management, Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication and the Master of Arts in Communication Management.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $33,210 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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