Strategic Communications Management - A4010

Strategic Communications Management

Graduate certificate

This course is designed for big thinkers who want to make real connections in a world of constant technological, environmental, political and population change. Learning directly from experts in the field, you’ll develop job-ready skills for non-government, government and corporate sectors.

By learning how to hone your problem-solving and strategy skills through an ethical lens, you’ll be in a prime position to challenge real world problems in international, national and local contexts. Discover the tactics behind how and why communication needs to be strategized, and develop your own informed, independent solutions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of advocacy, managing reputation and public relations, and working through crisis management.

With the Graduate Certificate of Strategic Communications Management, you will experience professional internships, research and field trips. You can also choose to develop deep knowledge in elective fields such as digital media and entrepreneurship, managing sports communication or practising persuasive communication.

Engaging with a wide range of industry experts, leading academics and peers alike will allow you to cultivate the breadth of communication skills needed to work in this wide-reaching field.

On completion of the course, you’ll be career-ready for an exciting range of professions. The course will equip you with invaluable specialist and industry-relevant knowledge and skills which will give you that competitive edge.

Alternatively, you can continue to strengthen your pathway through the Master of Strategic Communications Management. Offered as a 6 months full-time course or one year part-time, you’ll soon be ready to take that next step in your career. Be a part of the change you want to see.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First semester (February) and Second semester (July)
Qualification
Graduate Certificate of Strategic Communications Management
Course Handbook

Industry advantage

You'll be taught by leading experts and hear from some of the best industry connections in the field. Graduate with the insights and connections to take the next step in your career.

Flexible study

On-campus and selected flexible online options available. Complete in as short as 6-months, or study part-time (domestic only). Choose from early evening classes and intensive several week block units – we have multiple options to suit you.

Learn from the best

Our teachers bring extensive industry experience in journalism, television, radio/audio, public relations, publishing, documentary-making and film. This program also benefits from an advisory board of leaders in the industry.

Test-drive a Master's degree

Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of Strategic Communications Management.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50 percent average, or equivalent qualification, or a minimum of five years work experience in a relevant field approved by the faculty.

*Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and two references from their employers.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Students complete 24 points which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing strategic communication.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4010

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4010

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Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

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

$12,100

The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$25,400

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

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.