Bachelor of Communication in Australia

Bachelor of Communication in Australia

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Shanti RanaSun Nov 14 2021

Bachelor of Communication in Australia is a 3-4 year degree that costs from AUD 24,000- 40,000 per year for international students. Depending upon the major and course taken by students, this course will prepare you for-

  • Writing and content creation for traditional and online
  • Social media strategy, engagement and content creation
  • Communication and media research
  • Media law and ethics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Emerging trends

These are some of the options available for students in

  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

Because of the numerous options available, this course has become rather popular among international students. Some other majors offered by Australian Universities in the area of communication are: 

  • Creative Writing and Publishing Digital Culture;
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Visual Communication;
  • Advertising
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism (Extended)
  • Marketing
  • Professional Photography
  • Public Relations (Extended)
  • Television & Radio
  • Television & Radio (Extended)

Why study this course in Australia?

  • More than 15 universities in Australia provide this degree. 
  • There are a number of degrees and majors available revolving around bachelor degrees in communication. 
  • You can study these courses in less than AUD 30,000 per year in some of the universities in Australia like the University of Sunshine Coast, 
  • You can make a career as a Social media manager, Advertising executive, Content strategist, Creative Director, Public relations officer, Copywriter, Marketing officer etc. 
  • The average salary for communication professionals in Australia is AUD 50,000 post-Bachelors. 

Top Universities for Bachelor of Communication in Australia

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Griffith University
  • Monash University
  • Deakin University
  • Bond University
  • University of Southern Australia
  • University of Queensland
  • RMIT University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of New Castle

Bachelor of Communication fees in Australia for international students

University

Annual tuition fees in AUD

University of South Australia

28,000

Queensland University of Technology

31,400

The University of New Castle, Australia

43,656

University of Queensland

34,960

Deakin University

31,600

University of Sunshine Coast

24,400

RMIT University

36,480

University of Technology Sydney

37,392

University of Western Australia

33,000

University of Southern Queensland

27,440

Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Communication in Australia

University of South Australia

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication and Media
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 60, with no section score less than 18
    • PTE: Overall 50, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and achieve a minimum stated ATAR/ They need to pass high school diploma with a minimum grade of C-. 

Queensland University of Technology

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 79, with a minimum score of 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass senior/higher secondary school certificate or intermediate level with a minimum of 60%. 
  • Intakes: February and July

University of Queensland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication- Digital Media Major
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 87, with a minimum score of 19 in listening and reading, 19 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 64, with no section score less than 60. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete an Australian 12 years of education or international equivalent. 

Deakin University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication(Public Relations)
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with at least 24 in English EAL (English as an Additional Language)
  • Intakes: March, July and November

RMIT University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication(Professional Communication)
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 79, with a minimum score of 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum of 65%.

Monash University

  • Course name: Bachelor degree in Media Communication
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 79, with a minimum score of 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • TOEFL PBT: 550
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent. 
  • Intakes: February and July

University of Technology Sydney

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media)
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 79 with a minimum score of 21 in writing. 
    • TOEFL PBT: 550
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent. Students are selected based on selection ranks-ATAR. 

University of Western Australia

  • Course name: Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no branch less than 6.0. 
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 82 with a minimum score of 22 in the writing section.
    • TOEFL PBT: 570
    • PTE: Overall 64, with no section score less than 59. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum ATAR score of 60. 
  • Intakes: February, July and November

University of Southern Queensland

  • Course name: Bachelors in Communication and Media Major Public Relations
  • Course duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0 with no branch less than 6.0. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with sound knowledge in English. 
  • Intakes: February, July and November

Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Queensland

Australia Awards Scholarship

Full tuition, living stipend, travel allowance, etc

Dalio Philanthropy Scholarship

AUD 10,000

Scholarship duration may vary

International High Achievers Scholarship

A$5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total)

International Onshore Merit Scholarship

A$5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total)

Deakin University

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: ATAR Score of 95 and more

Value: 100% of tuition fee waiver and AUD 5,000 per year as stipend. 

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: up to $10,000 per year

Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

Value: Up to 50% waiver in tuition fees

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin International Merit Scholarship (South Asia- Onshore)

Value: 20 or 25% discount on your tuition fees

University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Value; 25% of tuition fees

UTS Undergraduate Tuition Fee Scholarship

Value: 20% of UTS Tuition fees

UTS Scholarship for European Undergraduate Students

Value: 40% waiver in UTS Tuition fees

Scope and Career Opportunities

There is a tremendous scope of Bachelor of Communication in Australia. Careers in the growth area of digital and social media are far-reaching and present in many industries, from small businesses to large corporations. As a result, you can find jobs in fields like-

  • Professional communication
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Public education industries and organisations
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate promotions
  • Journalism
  • Freelance Writing
  • Creative Industries.

Communication Jobs and average yearly salaries in Australia: 

Job title

Average Annual salary in AUD

Content Writer

56,000

Journalist

65,000

Creative heads

88,500

Communication Consultant

63, 800

Media Advisor

70,000

Social Media Manager

67,500

Technical Writer

56,000

Public Relation Manager

72,500

Communication Manager

80,000



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