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Journalism course overview

Develop valuable skills in long-form journalism, MOJO (mobile journalism), social media journalism, video, audio and visual storytelling. Learn how to question, research and report as you cover breaking news and trending topics both individually and in teams.

How you’ll learn

Designed and taught by experienced industry professionals, the Diploma of Journalism course focuses on the latest digital trends in journalism and newsroom practice. Small classes (25 or fewer students) encourage participation and allow for unprecedented personalised teaching and one-on-one guidance.

You’ll be studying in an accelerated creative learning environment where everyone has the opportunity to weigh in on story ideas, filming and editing. Together with your peers, you’ll dive deep into the art of reporting on the topics that interest you, like politics, economics, fashion, sports, music and more. You’ll also work on real stories across all media platforms, both individually and in teams, and contribute to the national award-winning student-run journalism website Hatch.

Potential job opportunities
  • Digital Journalist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Radio Presenter     
  • Digital Producer
  • News Reporter
  • Social Media Editor
  • Sports Journalist
  • Travel Writer
Accreditation

This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 11/09/2021.

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Start dates

February, May and September

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Number of units

12

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Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
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Study mode

On-campus
Campuses

Campuses

Sydney
Melbourne
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Class options

Daytime, evening

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Internship

40 hours

within diploma structure

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Entry requirements

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Fees

$2,250 per unit

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Yes

Unit outlines

Diploma of Journalism Course structure

Journalism Diploma Course Structure
Year 1 electives
Sports Journalism
Food, Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel
Business Journalism
Investigative Journalism
Music Journalism
Photojournalism
Podcasting
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Start dates

February, May and September

abacus

Number of units

12

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Duration

1 year full-time

study_mode

Study mode

On-campus

Campuses

Campuses

Sydney
Melbourne

day-night

Class options

Daytime, evening

handshake

Internship

40 hours

within diploma structure

document

Entry requirements

fees

Fees & Scholarships

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CRICOS Code

056025F
Unit outlines

Diploma of Journalism Course structure

Journalism Diploma Course Structure International
Year 1 electives
Sports Journalism
Food, Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel
Business Journalism
Investigative Journalism
Music Journalism
Photojournalism
Podcasting
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Our successful graduates

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“I was drawn to Macleay for its practical units and strong emphasis on getting all the hands-on experience”

Emma Gillman | Bachelor of Journalism

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Industry connections and internships

In addition to our industry-based teachers, you’ll also meet and hear from a range of impactful guest speakers and have the opportunity to visit working newsrooms, big and small, traditional and digital. Internships also help you connect to your industry. Macleay can help you find internships with newspapers, magazines, digital newsrooms, TV networks and radio stations, providing valuable work experience that often lead to amazing job opportunities.

Macleay students have interned at companies like:

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