Diploma of Marketing and Communication
Course CRICOS code: 096618E
Professional Marketers solve consumer problems, they think outside the box. This dynamic and comprehensive Diploma of Marketing and Communication will extend your knowledge gained in the Certificate IV. Working with ‘real world’ clients you will deepen your knowledge of marketing planning, consumer behaviour, brand positioning, tactics and channels. You will cover what is trending in the market place, conduct competitor analysis, develop social media strategies and complete project management planning. Refine your craft and take your skills to the next level with this diploma.
Study: 38 weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks
14 hrs / week
6 hrs / week
Marketing Co-Ordinator or Manager // Communications Co-Ordinator or Manager // Copywriter // Marketing Consultant
Academic Entry Requirement:
Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:
Please note: home country evidence is accepted and must be translated
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency from the BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication:
English Entry Requirement:
Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:
Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant
Course Resource Requirements:
The following resources are required to complete this course:
Please note: students are required to purchase these items at their own expense
You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.
BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communications plan
Learn how to be creative when creating a client brief using a range of marketing communication options and media
BSBMKG507 Interpret marketing trends and developments
BSBDES602 Research global design trends
In this unit you will research global design and marketing trends and then integrate this research into a project proposal for a local business. Recommendations on marketing strategies and key words for online traffic will be a major component of this proposal.
BSBMKG537 Develop a social media engagement plan
Learn how to effectively engage with a preferred audience on social media for a local business. Develop a social media engagement strategy for this business and facilitate content delivery. It will be important to monitor and evaluate this engagement with the support of your mentor.
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory
BSBWRT501 Write persuasive copy
Learn how to present ideas about visual history and theory after conducting critical analysis. In this unit you will also learn how to interpret a creative brief and evaluate a range of innovative options to write persuasive copy.
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
In this unit you will learn how to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data for a selected business. You will then review and document characteristics of possible markets and assess the viability of a marketing campaign for the business.
BSBMKG508 Plan direct marketing activities
BSBMKG509 Implement and monitor direct marketing activities
Research market trends, business objectives, marketing activity case studies and learn about a variety of direct marketing strategies in this unit. This knowledge will then be applied to a direct marketing plan for a client showcasing a campaign message or idea. With the support of your mentor you will then implement this marketing activity and monitor the results.
BSBMKG506 Plan market research
Develop a market research plan that identifies market research needs, defines objectives and identifies data gathering approaches. You will also investigate ways to research customer satisfaction using SurveyMonkey.
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
Over 5 weeks you will be working with your colleagues to complete a specified project. This project will require you to complete a Project Management Plan (PMP) as you initiate, plan and execute the project. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to originate and develop concepts, presenting these formally to the group upon project completion.
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you introductory project management skills and knowledge. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.
Collaborate: (facilitated learning & project work)
During this facilitated time, you will work collaboratively with your project team, or complete independent research tasks that have been delivered in the workshop sessions. You will practice skills that you have been taught by your mentor.
Online Course Hub (on-line learning portal)
The course hub provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.
Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)
Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.