The Diploma of Journalism develops multi-skilled journalists ready to take on the dynamic and ever changing media environment. You will learn practical skills such as how to write, edit, record and produce audio and video stories, report via mobile phone, produce radio bulletins, set up web pages, conduct data research and hit a deadline. Taught by working journalists, you will learn the basics of news research and what makes a great story, as well as the essential skills to become a specialist writer or a foreign correspondent. You will also gain essential digital skills expected by the industry, including mobile journalism and data journalism.
You will graduate fully prepared for careers in media disciplines ranging from sports reporting, investigative journalism and international journalism, television reporting, radio presenting and photojournalism.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Journalism, you will have the opportunity to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Journalism to further develop your skills.
This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 11/09/2021 CRICOS Code 056025F
This subject explains the roles of central and local government and examines the relationship between journalists and these institutions. It also explores the public role of other important institutions such as religious organisations and NGOs. You’ll be covering local councils and national politics in practical exercises and will be learning how to assess the comparative news value of government decisions.
You’ll be learning how and where to obtain information from council agendas and central government records and how to distinguish between news and government spin. And you’ll also be looking at the intersection between the public role of the journalist and the public interest in effective government.
In this subject you’ll be learning how to use Teeline Shorthand. The subject focuses on helping you develop your practical skills and knowledge and skills with theoretical concepts presented and explored in class. You’ll be learning the correct Teeline techniques and how to produce transcripts in Teeline.