Study for the Diploma in Journalism is based on a core and elective options model. The core skills are all mandatory units and comprise: essential journalism, e-portfolio for journalists; essential media law for journalists, and essential journalism ethics and regulation.
To gain the Diploma in Journalism, you must complete the mandatory units plus at least three elective units. The core study units are key skills required by all journalists. If you want to work as a news journalist you will also study public affairs, media law court reporting and shorthand to 100wpm. Other media sectors may have different requirements and training providers will offer elective options to meet different employers’ needs.
Subjects are assessed by examination except for the e-portfolio mandatory unit.