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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Diploma in Communication

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Diploma in Communication requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Diploma in Communication shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) 15 credits selected from Schedule A; and

(b) 30 credits selected from Schedule B; and

(c) 30 credits selected from Schedule C; and

(d) 45 credits at 200 level or above from Part II of the Bachelor of Communication Schedule.


3. The Diploma in Communication is awarded without endorsements.

Completion Requirements

4. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Arts should they meet the requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Progress Regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Diploma in Communication

Schedule A (15 credits from)

219.100 Introduction to Business Communication 15 credits
R 219.203

230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry 15 credits
R 230.100, 119.155, 119.177, 237.130, 247.155, 250.100, 247.177

Schedule B (30 credits from)

115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
R 115.104

219.101 Media Skills 15 credits

219.108 Introduction to Journalism 15 credits

Schedule C (30 credits from)

139.133 Creative Communication 15 credits

154.101 Introduction to Media Studies 15 credits

172.131 Language and Communication 15 credits