La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate of Communication (Journalism Innovation)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
One year
Fees and costs
$19,000 per 120 credit points

The Graduate Certificate is a program of study offering choices in a range of cutting-edge coursework subjects, as well as research project options that can provide an opportunity progress to the Master of Communication (Journalism Innovation).

The focus is on enhancing journalistic practice while developing skills essential for the 21st century media professional. You'll develop insights and strong responses to the contemporary, changing media industry.

Strong industry links are maintained through the program's extensive work placement scheme, which offers you the chance to spend time in a newsroom.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered.

Career outcomes

This degree prepares you to work for yourself or in a range of roles across the media and publishing industries. You'll be ready to work in: - journalism - media management - communications practice Your skills in commercial strategy will be a valued asset across industries, opening doors to senior and general management positions across a diverse range of fields.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$19,000 per 120 credit points


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: