AU$28,800 (2024 total)
The Graduate Diploma in Advertising equips you with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the ever-evolving communication industries.
This globally-focused course prepares you to excel in managing advertising and persuasive communication challenges, with the skills to develop, evaluate and execute creative campaigns that resonate across borders.
You will learn from industry professionals through guest lectures and coursework, ensuring that your study aligns with the latest industry developments and practices. Your study will equip you with the skills to become a persuasive communicator and a valuable contributor across all industries, giving you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests.
You will graduate with the knowledge and practice required to launch a successful career in a range of professional practices, spanning advertising, business agencies, government and non-profit organisations.
Stay ahead of the game with our strong industry affiliations, connecting you to current leaders, developments, and practices.
Customise your study plan with tailored specialisations in your area of interest to pursue your career aspirations.
Unlock an international career with RMIT's extensive global networks and knowledge and skills applicable all over the world.
Please note: this graduate diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.
The Graduate Diploma of Advertising uses contemporary learning and teaching approaches, utilising both face-to-face and online classes.
You will learn through a dynamic mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, and case studies, designed to sharpen your theoretical and practical skills through problem-based learning and reflective techniques like blogs and journals. You will also participate in group-based learning, discussions, and negotiated projects, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the advertising landscape.
Assessment will include a range of activities such as reports, reflective papers, research projects, portfolio production, presentations, 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.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
With extensive industry links, this course provides the opportunity to both learn in settings that emulate industry best practice, and to connect with industry figures to begin building your professional network.
As part of your studies in this course, you will undertake a work-integrated learning (WIL) subject that simulates an industry environment. Here, you will explore the role of account planner and develop a critical understanding of the frameworks and tools involved in designing, executing and managing advertising strategies for maximum effectiveness. Through this you will gain essential skills directly applicable to a career in the advertising industry.
The Graduate Diploma of Advertising comprises four core subjects and two electives.
Throughout your core subjects, you will develop a strong foundation for understanding and navigating the rapidly evolving advertising landscape. You will learn to bring your projects to life from ideation to execution, including market research, consumer behaviour, and strategic advertising campaigns with integrated media for effective communication. Your study will also involve work-integrated learning (WIL), allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios.
The elective subjects you select offer you the opportunity to customise your study to suit your future career needs. Study areas such as marketing, writing and editing, project or design management, and specific communication studies such as business, health, politics, and social change.
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
You will emerge from the Graduate Diploma of Advertising as a versatile and responsive advertising professional, equipped with a diverse skillset that makes you a valuable collaborator in international and interdisciplinary teams.
You will be prepared for positions in a wide variety of practices such as:
You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.
You must have:
To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
You can gain entry to this masters degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
Upon successful completion of this program, you can continue your studies in MC249 Master of Advertising, subject to the program's entrance requirements and receive 96 credit points of advanced standing into the master program.
Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.