Jschool is proud of the unique journalism-centred course it has developed for the education and training of journalists. The journalism program is clear in its focus and unambiguous in its aims. Exit surveys of students rank Jschool a top Australian journalism school in overall satisfaction, good teaching and development of generic skills (see top Australian journalism schools).
The Jschool journalism diploma gives students the knowledge and skills to apply for an entry-level position in journalism.
It offers an alternative, shorter path to a journalism career (with all university courses in journalism requiring at least three years' study or the possession of a first degree).
The Jschool Diploma of Journalism course is an exciting and stimulating program focused on vocational outcomes and created on the advice of editors. The course's integration of hands-on journalism with relevant theory uses methods which maintain a high level of student interest and have earned it top satisfaction ratings from graduates.
University pathways: For those who wish to go to university after Jschool, an articulation arrangement is in place with the University of the Sunshine Coast, giving a year's full credit towards Arts and Journalism degrees. Similar arrangements are under discussion with other universities. Completion of the Diploma of Journalism gives students a tertiary entrance rank of between 87 and 82 (OP 7 to 9). (For Queensland University of Technology the OP is 7 and TER 87.)