Degree details

This program offers postgraduate training in strategic communication and media as preparation for professional practice and further study.

The courses in this program will foster skills in the theory and practice of professional communication in order to engage with, and work within, contemporary communications industries, public relations, journalism and related fields. You will complete this program with a suite of achieved outcomes to apply in your career.

This program will prepare you for work in any profession where skills in strategic communication or media reporting are required such as government and non-government sectors, public relations and the media.

This program is ideal for those interested in working as media and communications officers, journalists, PR consultants, policy makers, community advocates and those seeking careers based in social media.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication and Media, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication and Media (GCertStrategicCommMe), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 40 credit points for the prescribed courses.