About Courses in Advertising

Courses in Advertising

Championing Brilliant Careers

Our four renowned training brands The Graduate Program, AWARD School, AdSchool and IPA, have an enviable track record in developing the capabilities and expertise of the best in our industry as they transition from entry level to management and leadership roles.

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The Graduateprogram 

Kickstart your career

For over 30 years The Communications Council has offered graduates opportunities within account management in advertising agencies specialising in creative, PR, digital, experiential and activation. The program includes extensive training modules as well as the globally recognised IPA Foundation Certificate. more info

Award School

Generate powerful ideas

As our industry’s pre-eminent creative incubator, AWARD School nurtures and develops idea generation and creative thinking for those who aim to be brand storytellers. Over half of Australia’s creative directors completed AWARD School when starting out. more info


Accelerate your skills

Taught by industry leaders for the industry, AdSchool courses develop key skills for both entry and extended levels across many disciplines within commercial creativity including strategic planning, account management and digital, amongst others. find courses


Globally-recognised credentials

Our IPA Residential and Online courses have international certification and are recognised as world leading in the marketing communications industry; from fundamentals for new-starters through to challenging residentials for senior executives transitioning from management to leadership roles, and senior strategists. find courses

A comprehensive Training Framework


Four subject areas cover entry (0-2 years) through intermediate (3-5 years) to advanced (6-8 years+) level of experience. We provide bespoke guidance on an optimal mix of courses to build individual career pathways; whether for a career in creative, strategic planning, account management or production.

Uniquely, all our courses are developed and run by top-of-their-game industry professionals to ensure cutting edge relevance and credibility. Ongoing feedback from our members also means we're constantly launching new courses and content that help you stay ahead of the game.

PD-related Events and Networking

The Communications Council’s powerhouse of representative member committees also presents an array of curated event and networking sessions every year that aim to enlighten, inspire, inform, educate and entertain. Find Events