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    Bachelor of Communication and Media
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    University of Southern Queensland

    Bachelor of Communication and Media

    University of Southern Queensland

    University of Southern Queensland


    Australia, Toowoomba

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Next Intake February-2025

    Bachelor of Communication and Media


  • Dynamic, expert communicators are in high demand across the world.
  • Sectors as diverse as media, business, health, engineering, government, the sciences and creative arts need highly skilled professionals to engage their audiences.
  • In UniSQ's Bachelor of Communication and Media, you'll build your portfolio of work in journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, professional photography, software application development, documentary production and digital media, and produce quality work to professional standards.
  • Gain the interpersonal communication skills required to be career-ready. Build knowledge and skills in dynamic and interactive areas of communication and media that interest you most.
  • Majors and minors are available in a range of areas to ensure your skillset is diverse and adaptive. Position yourself strategically in the job market, appeal to industry experts, and boost your employment edge. Choose from minors such as digital content creation, politics, professional photography or promotions and publicity.
  • Depending on your choice of major, students who have completed a Bachelor of Communications and Media may enhance their professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research
  • Domestic students can study abroad and complete part of this UniSQ degree overseas. Immerse yourself in new cultures, meet new people, enrich your personal development, and travel the world while studying. 
  • Sustainability ecology and communities
  • Community, industry and local government
  • Cultures, communities and sustainability in Asia
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Cities and sustainability
  • Environmental policy for the 21st Century
  • Project and risk management
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements


    To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

    • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

    We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

    Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

    Qualification Grade

    English language requirements

    You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

    Additional requirements for placements

    All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing any placements:

    • Blue Card or Working with Children Check (if unable to obtain: Australian Police Certificate)
    • first aid certificate
    • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate 
    • a signed UniSQ Student Declaration

    Most placements also require:

    • National Disability Worker Screening
    • Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist
    • Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
    • Queensland Health iLearn Modules
    • Evidence of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases, demonstrated via:
      • Hepatitis B vaccination and/or seroconversion
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella immunisation
      • Tuberculosis risk assessment
      • Seasonal influenza vaccination
      • COVID-19 vaccination.

    Recognition of prior learning or work experience

    If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


    If you do not meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

    English Program Requirements

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.


    • Graduate as an exercise physiologist, with the ability to be accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. You can apply for a Medicare provider number and be recognised by private health funds for exercise physiology sessions.
    • Accredited clinical exercise physiologists can find jobs within the health, exercise, sports, and fitness industries. Positions are available within private practices, general practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and community health services. 
    • Graduates can work with general medical practitioners to assist with patient care under general practice management plans (part of the Medicare system).
    • Accredited exercise physiologists work across many areas of clinical care, including in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injury management, occupational health and work injury rehabilitation, cancer care, neurological rehabilitation, metabolic disease, renal disease, mental health care, and chronic, complex disease management.
    • Careers are also available in corporate health as organisations are realising the importance of employee health. Roles within this sector may include managing and rehabilitating injured staff or educating employees on safe work practices. Opportunities range from supporting baggage handlers at an airline, training hospitality staff in best health practice, or managing fatigue and physical strain of manufacturing production line employees.
    • Graduating with research skills as well as clinical skills allows you to undertake roles such as interpreting health related data, policy writing within the sports industry, contributing to health papers, and working with specialised agencies, such as the World Health Organisation.  

    Fee Information

    Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

    Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

    Study Mode Cost

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 32640

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 32640

    1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

    Student services and amenities fees

    You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

    Professional experience costs

    This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


    At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 0 

    How to Apply

    The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study.

    Apply directly to Murdoch

    You can apply for most undergraduate courses directly through our online application system.

    Apply through TISC

    If you're currently in Year 12 or applying for Vet Science, you can apply to Murdoch through TISC.

    Apply through an agent

    If you’re applying as an international student, our global network of agents will help you get started on your journey.

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    Bachelor of Communication and Media

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