Technical communicators are specialists who produce clearly written, well-structured documents relating to complex concepts and products, including computer software. The Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Technical Communication) is designed to give students a broad understanding of the field. It provides a strong grounding in analytical skills and practical competencies across a range of media, both paper and online. It will also give students project management skills and the ability to contribute to product and document development. The first four units of this program are taught online; the second four are taught face-to-face at Swinburne’s Hawthorn Campus.
The program is designed to develop the understanding and skills of students new to technical communication, as well as to enhance the expertise of people already working in the field. The program has been developed in association with the Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC [Vic] Inc.)