Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083300A

Level of study: Postgraduate


Enhance your career options as a digital media practitioner and become a leader in a global industry.

Our course specialises in delivering the latest in industry practices and processes. Informed by our course advisory panel industry practitioners from industry and government, our curriculum is flexible and regularly updated.

You will study developments such as 'app' development, search engine optimisation, content strategy and social network analytics.

Based in studio facilities at our City campus, timetables are designed for the busy professional.

In the second year of study, students undertake a research project (both practical and written components are assessed). There is the option to link your research project with an industry problem.

This graduate certificate is the first stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Master of Digital Media. Successful completion of this course will lead you to admission into our Graduate Diploma in Digital Media.

An admission requirement for this course is a Bachelor degree in any discipline.

Careers in digital media

This course prepares you for work in a diverse range of fields and could lead to a career in:

  • digital media production and post-production
  • digital marketing management
  • mobile and web design
  • digital media strategy.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Communicate complex knowledge to a variety of audiences, using known and yet to be developed tools in several contexts;
  • Analyse and critique different theoretical positions within the field;
  • Critically and creatively apply domain knowledge across a range of contexts;
  • Exhibit effective problem solving in the management and delivery of digital media projects;
  • Critically apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to identify, investigate, analyse, evaluate and scope complex problems, concepts and theories in a wide range of industry settings; and
  • Demonstrate understandings of different cultures, values and dispositions by developing designs for niche audiences.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is a 48 credit points (4 unit), one semester full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,000 per semester Expected Aug 2023 0.5 years
Full time
City Campus
370 Little Lonsdale Street (VU City Tower) & 295 Queen Street (Law hub)
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline OR

Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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