Qualification Level



3 years full time (or equivalent part time)

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov



Become an advertising professional

Impact customers and create exciting commercial content by studying a degree in advertising through Swinburne Online.

Study an advertising degree online to become a skilled communications professional and learn from industry leaders. Swinburne Online is one of the very few universities to offer an online advertising degree and you'll learn the following:

  • Digital and traditional copywriting
  • Digital advertising trends
  • Online and traditional campaign planning
  • Communication strategy

Gain the practical skills you need to excel in a range of roles in the dynamic and ever-changing advertising industry with a special focus on digital advertising. As a graduate, you will be qualified to work in a diverse range of settings, including agencies, large corporate organisations, small businesses, not-for-profit and government departments.

Career opportunities

Advertising Coordinator

Plan and implement strategic advertising across all advertising channels.

Advertising Artist

Create visual communication for use in advertisements on digital devices and traditional media.

Commercial Producer

Develop television commercials and viral videos on behalf on a diverse range of clients.

Communications Consultant

Become the internal and external voice for a brand.

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with writing a report or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

Course units

Entry criteria

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success. Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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