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Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication
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Develop creative digital solutions for problems that arise with new technologies

With a real-world technology focus and commitment to preparing graduates for the changing realities of tomorrow’s digital workplaces, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has become a global leader in communication and media courses. In the 2023 QS World University Rankings, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) placed first in Australia and 19th worldwide for these courses.

In recent years, many industries have increasingly relied on digital communication technologies. Because of this, there is a growing need for competent digital communication professionals who can effectively engage with digital technologies. Through the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication, you will attain the pragmatic skills and technical agility necessary to adapt to digital innovation’s changing realities continually.

Graduates will develop new skills in social media storytelling, platform analysis and critical thinking alongside technical skills like artificial intelligence, data visualisation and social media analytics. You will also investigate how constantly evolving technologies disrupt various industries and how best to harness the potential of emerging communication technologies.

Designed by leading digital communication scholars, our units will provide a dynamic and diverse skill set that will benefit you in the workplace and your critical awareness of the contemporary digital environment. During the course, you’ll have learning opportunities that include:

  • understanding AI and algorithms that are transforming digital communication practices
  • creating compelling data-driven stories for social media and analysing them, including gaining a critical awareness around issues of algorithmic bias in moderation and developing technical skills in bot creation
  • delivering data visualisations and analysis of social media audience behaviour
  • developing a critical understanding of academic scholarship and debate surrounding the impact of digital communication technologies on our lives

Upon completing the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication, you will take a sophisticated understanding of modern digital communication technologies into your next professional role. This understanding, combined with the adaptable skill set you gain, will help you find creative solutions for problems that arise with the advent of new technologies.

Recognising our students’ potentially diverse professional backgrounds and skill sets, this course was developed to accommodate anyone from working professionals to those entering the workforce. It is also ideal for those wishing to attain a postgraduate qualification that sets them apart from other job seekers with a skill set, unlike other tertiary providers.

You can further your study with a Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication or a Master of Digital Communication.

Start your application process today to secure your future with QUT Online.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication with:
    • a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or
  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or

    • five-year, full-time (or equivalent) professional and relevant work experience.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course Units

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication provides graduates with a strong foundation in digital communication theory, practices and its evolving applications in various industries. The course focuses on equipping graduates with skills in social media analysis, data visualisation, social media storytelling, and the critical analysis of scholarly debates concerning digital culture.



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Career opportunities

Digital Marketing Specialist

Work as part of a marketing team to develop and conduct compelling marketing campaigns, ensuring content is consistent and capable of generating leads.

Social Media Specialist

Research and prepare compelling content for various social media portals as part of a broader social media strategy.

Digital Content Writer

Research, write and adapt content across various digital channels.

Digital Copywriter

Write appealing and accessible copy that improves the online experience for target audiences.

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