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Journalist Courses

A Journalist writes and presents news stories in a range of media formats. You might research news events and conduct interviews with news subjects. Journalists may write news stories covering a range of events or specialise in areas such as feature writing or opinion pieces. You might work in newspapers, television, radio, magazines or digital media.

Journalists should have strong writing skills and be comfortable preparing stories for various audiences. You’ll need to be a good communicator and be able to interview people from a range of backgrounds. Journalists must be able to manage their time well and prepare their work according to strict deadlines.

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Popular Journalist Courses

There are 95 courses available for people who want to become a Journalist. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Journalist earn?

In Australia, a full time Journalist generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Journalist?

The number of people working in this field is likely to grow moderately in coming years. There are currently 24,700 people employed as a Journalist in Australia. Journalists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Journalist?

If you’re considering a career as a Journalist, consider enrolling in a Bachelor of Journalism. This course will develop your skills with writing, storytelling, photography, video editing and content development. A Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Diploma of Screen and Media (Journalism) or Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Journalism) may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within journalism and writing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.