Journalism - A4013


Graduate certificate

We are surrounded by so much media that being a voice with integrity that cuts through the noise is a valuable and highly versatile communication skill. Learn to recognise professional journalism ethics in the pursuit of truth, accuracy and fairness, and explore further the skills, attitudes and values required of the democratic process and the public right to know. Be the voice that gives the public the truth and allows it to make up its own mind.

This course offers a critical foundation for understanding journalistic practice and theory. While aimed at emerging journalists, the course is also relevant for those wanting to learn essential skills in communications across a variety of platforms.

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) and Second semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Journalism
Course Handbook

Throughout the course, you will explore the history, power and role of journalism in local and global contexts, and debate the challenges and vital issues surrounding journalism today. Develop essential skills in critical thinking, writing and presenting for multicultural settings which will enhance your career, as being able to write clearly and succinctly to communicate your story is highly regarded in every industry. You will also build core versatile skills in research and reporting for a global society, and learn how the detail in writing differs across digital media technologies and formats. By the end of the course, you will have sharpened your critical communication, research and interview skills, and the ability to critically analyse what you uncover.

Our program offers a combination of collaborative and self-directed learning which supports your development for future team-based and autonomous work. This course is taught by award-winning journalists and active researchers who will encourage and support you to further your career in journalism.

The Graduate Certificate of Journalism course is an essential foundation for further study in a Master of Journalism, and for those who seek continual improvement to enhance employability.

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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.

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 journalism, communication and media studies.

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Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4013


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4013


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.