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Diploma of Arts and Communication (UniLink) (12 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


Students gain skills to prepare them for further study leading to roles in the arts, media and communication industries, including information research and analysis, and oral and written communication. The units are similar to bachelor degree units, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

Aims and objectives

  • Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Think critically and have developed analytical skills so that they can communicate effectively in academic and workplace environments.
  • Think logically and creatively when problem solving within various contexts.
  • Conduct research and present findings in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of marketing and why sustainable marketing is relevant for any organisation in a contemporary society.
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing managers in organisations and the contexts in which they operate.
  • Identify and understand the importance of ethical, legal and security issues in managing information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Communication Skills from a Global Perspective
  • Sociology in Context
  • Marketing Concept
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking and Research Methodology
  • Organisations and Management
  • Psychology Fundamentals
  • Statistics 
  • Digital Design
  • Interactive Design for Web Technologies
  • Microeconomics
  • 20th Century Design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Certified academic documents
  • Certified copy of your passport
  • English proficiency test results
  • Certified copy of unit outlines and academic transcripts
  • Portfolio 
  • English translations of all documents, if not already in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27270 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27270 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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