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    Bachelor of Communication

    Charles Sturt University

    Charles Sturt University

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    Australia, Port Macquarie

    University RankQS Ranking
    810

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Bachelor

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Bathurst

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines3-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 26,960  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 3-Mar-2025

    Bachelor of Communication

    About

    Learn how to channel your intellect, curiosity and creativity to create change in the world. The Bachelor of Communication will launch your career in the dynamic communication and media industry. This unique degree is co-designed, co-developed and co-delivered with alumni and industry partners. You will connect with industry from your first year and work in a collaborative and innovative environment with our lecturers, industry partners and alumni.

    Join the ranks of our illustrious communication alumni, including Laura Brown, Hamish MacDonald, Tara Brown, Mel Doyle, Latika Bourke, Alex Cullen, Edwina Bartholomew and Deborah Knight.

    Are you passionate about news, journalism, media, advertising, public relations or content creation? If you’re a student in Years 9–12, then register now to take part in our free Making it in Media workshop!

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    The only degree of its kind in Australia

    At Charles Sturt, we've completely reimagined the way communication is taught. you'll learn from academics, industry experts and alumni in physical and virtual environments. Listen to your lectures via podcasts, attend masterclasses and take part in hands-on workshops in our studios and labs.

    Become career ready with real-world experience

    Your communication degree will prepare you to be industry ready when you graduate. In your first year, you'll respond to briefs from industry developing your core communication skills. In your second year, you'll work in a collaborative environment with your peers, coming up with new ideas to connect with audiences. Then in your third year, you'll launch your career undertaking work placements and real-world projects. During your studies you'll also have the opportunity to grab the mic and get some hands-on experience at our community radio station 2MCE. This important learning resource will help you gain professional and practical skills in the media and broadcasting industries. 

    Flexibility that works for you

    We've made sure this degree is truly flexible. You can complete your studies in either two and a half years or three years. We've also condensed the timetable into two days so you can more easily balance study, work and life. You can leave with a qualification at the end of each completed year of study if you need to.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    • Minimum ATAR for course (including adjustment factors)
      OR
    • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
      OR
    • Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.  This includes the Charles Sturt Diploma of General Studies and Charles Sturt Pathway Program.
      OR
    • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher-level qualification or 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification OR Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than 2 years full-time equivalent
      OR
    • Other admissions options Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) Indigenous Access Program (IAP) Charles Sturt Advantage

    English Program Requirements

    Career

    Your bachelor's degree in communication will open up career opportunities in a wide range of communication and media settings such as:

    • advertising or public relations professional
    • design and content creator
    • digital and social media strategist
    • event manager
    • journalist
    • marketer
    • project manager
    • television presenter

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 26,960 

    How to Apply

    The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps. 

    Step 1: Choose your course

    Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year. 

    Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.

    Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates

    All of your course entry requirements (academic and English) can be found online.

    If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.

    Higher Education Application Dates

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    15 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    24 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers 

    29 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024
    Orientation week commences 30 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024

    TAFE Application Dates

    Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
    Last date to submit offshore applications  20 November 2023 17 June 2024
    Last date to submit onshore applications  22 December 2023 24 June 2024
    Teaching commences 1 January 2024 1 July 2024
    Census date 11 March 2024 11 August 2024

    CDU International College

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    25 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    1 November 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024
    Step 3: Apply online or through an agent

    Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online. 

    You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.

    Option 1: Direct

    Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.

    Option 2: Agent

    We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.

    Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.

    When applying for your course, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:

    1. Passport copy showing all relevant information
    2. Proof of English language proficiency test
    3. A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
    4. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
    5. Resume
    6. Other supporting documents.

    Scholarships

    We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.

    Apply for Credit, Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)

    Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:

    • Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (and certified English translation, if required). 
    • Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.

    View more details about Advanced standing at CDU.

    The University may ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.

    Certifying documents

    What is a certified document?

    A certified document is a copy of an original document that a qualified person has cited and confirmed as correct and legitimate. When you need a document to be certified, you must have both the copy and the original with you.

    Who can certify my documents?

    The person who certifies your document/s must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours.

    Your documents must be certified by one of the following authorised officers:

    • Any CDU staff member
    • Any manager-level staff or higher from the Institution the academic document has come from
    • The official records department of the Institution that initially issued the document/s
    • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Education Centre
    • The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
    • A Justice of the Peace (JP)/Notary with a registration number
    • An accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
    • A CDU-registered international agent
    • A bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
    • A credit union branch manager
    • A commissioner for declarations
    • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
    • A police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
    • A postal manager
    • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
    • A medical practitioner

    It is important to note that you (or immediate family members) cannot certify your documents, even if you or they belong to one of the categories listed above.

    How should the authorised officer certify each document?

    The certifying officer must print the following text on all pages of the copied document:

    'I certify this to be a true copy of the document shown and reported to me as the original.'

    They must also include their name, address, contact telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation, and the date, and then they must sign the document.

    The certifying officer should also include the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace/Notary must also print their registration number and provide details of the state in which they are registered.

    Documents certified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a Justice of the Peace in your area, check the public register available online from the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

    Charles Sturt University

    Bachelor of Communication

    Charles Sturt University

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    Port Macquarie

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