Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This intensive, skills-focused program offers a blend of practical and academic learning.
This program is designed to give you strong journalistic skills and an appreciation of what is required of journalists working in modern day journalism.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the journalism program’s newspaper, The City Journal, and its sister publication, City Journal Online. You will also be involved in presenting and producing live radio news and our live-to-air television news bulletin, Newsline, on Channel 31.
Strong links with industry are maintained through the program’s extensive work placement scheme, which offers you the chance to spend time in a newsroom. There are also limited opportunities to complete overseas work placements.
You will also learn to put modern practice into its legal, ethical and social context.
You will complete this program with the skills and knowledge necessary for an entry level position in journalism.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The program is taught by staff with tertiary qualifications and backgrounds in journalism. Their combined professional experience covers radio, television and online journalism, newspaper and magazine journalism, specialist reporting and news organisation management.
The program uses a variety of face-to-face and online learning and teaching approaches which may include lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, case studies, problem-based learning, reflective techniques (e.g. blogs, journals), online and face-to-face presentations, group-based learning, online and face-to-face discussions and an independent research project.
Assessment will include a range of activities such as reports, research projects, assignments, portfolio production, essays, presentations, reflective papers and peer or industry review. Research projects, reports and presentations will be directly related to industry specific needs and may involve making contact with industry practitioners regarding contemporary issues.
Most of the assessment you undertake is ongoing throughout the semester and will be designed so that your lecturer can provide you with formative feedback on strengths and areas for improvement. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the course and in subsequent courses, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will have the opportunity to gain experience in professional newsrooms through our extensive work placement scheme with companies such as News Corp Fairfax Media, the ABC, SBS and WIN. Work placements are undertaken in a range of media outlets, allowing you to be exposed to city or regional journalism environments.
This program will qualify you to work across all platforms of journalism, including newspapers, magazines, online, radio and television journalism, specialist publishing and corporate communications in Australia and overseas.
Digital technology advancements and the growing social media space are increasing the need for graduates who can adapt to, and cope with, a fast-paced environment and that have an understanding of how journalism will look in the future.
Graduates work in roles such as:
- corporate communicator
- media advisor.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in Journalism was initiated by the RMIT Journalism Program Advisory Committee, which is made up of industry leaders from metropolitan, community and regional newspapers, online and broadcast media.
At their own cost some students take the opportunity to complete work placements and study overseas via our long-standing networks. You are also encouraged to independently follow up with organisations that interest you.
The skills taught in the program are globally relevant to ensure you are employable locally and internationally.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Fast track your career in journalism.
Learn from professionals with extensive backgrounds in radio, television, online and print. Grow your skills and graduate straight into a career in journalism.