Director of Queensland’s private journalism college Jschool, Professor John Henningham, is delighted with the success of the new Diploma of Journalism course.
“Three out of four graduates from our first intake are working full-time as newspaper journalists in Queensland and NSW,” he said.
” It’s a higher success rate than any other journalism course.”
“Newspaper editors like the strong practical focus of the diploma and its clear commitment to professional journalism.”
“An industry committee of senior editors from all media sectors has examined the curriculum in detail and approved it for national accreditation.”
Professor Henningham designed the course after extensive consultation with industry.
“Everything the students do is directed towards vocational outcomes,” he said.
“In less than one year students get more hands-on experience in journalism than most students doing three-year degree courses — they love the course.”
The Diploma of Journalism is taught in Brisbane’s CBD, giving students easy access to news sources such as courts, council and parliament.
Small-group teaching guarantees students constant feedback on their work and help with job placements.
The next course starts at the end of January 2004.
An open day will be held at Jschool at 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, on Monday, October 13 from 3 to 5pm.
For further inquiries, phone Jschool at 3232 1575, email [email protected] or visit www.jschool.com.au.