Communications and Media Studies - A4007

Communications and Media Studies

Graduate certificate

As a student in the Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media, you are at once part of this media saturated world, but also will be learning how to analyse, critique and challenge assumptions about the place of media. You will expand your understanding of the key challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. Skill development in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings are designed to build learning success and enhance your career capabilities. The degree is suitable for emerging professionals in communications and media industries, as well as those wishing to expand their knowledge of this dynamic field. Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of Communications and Media Studies for those who desire further study.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media Studies
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or qualification that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4007

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4007

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: A4007

Current Monash students

No, this course does not allow transfers

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$35,000


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 097658M

The course comprises 24 points structured into three core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing communication and media studies