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 & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Communications and Media Studies
Course Handbook

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.

Industry advantage

In this gender studies Graduate Certificate course, 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.

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 Communications and Media Studies.

"I've always thought of myself as a dreamer and a fighter. You should always chase your dreams and fight for them." -

Valerina Daniel, Master Arts,
Senior News Anchor for Beritasatu in Indonesia

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50% average (or equivalent), or a minimum of three years work experience in a relevant field*.

*Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a reference from their employer.

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 communication and media studies.

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


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.

Full 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$26,700

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.


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.