Highlights

  • Develop tradeable knowledge and strategic thinking to advance or change your career.
  • Study corporate media strategy and tactics; public relations management; and your choice of corporate and investor relations, community consultation and engagement, public relations campaigns or issues and crisis management. You can also choose an elective unit from Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations.
  • Prepares you for a career as a public relations manager and consultant, special event manager, promotions manager, media adviser, information officer, or corporate communications officer.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete online or on campus in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Develop tradeable knowledge and strategic thinking to advance or change your career.
  • Study corporate media strategy and tactics; public relations management; and your choice of corporate and investor relations, community consultation and engagement, public relations campaigns or issues and crisis management. You can also choose an elective unit from Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations.
  • Prepares you for a career as a public relations manager and consultant, special event manager, promotions manager, media adviser, information officer, or corporate communications officer.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete online or on campus in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Explore this course

What to expect

This course is designed for practitioners to sharpen or further their skills, or for those seeking a career change to this field. The discipline studies are designed as a comprehensive survey of public relations. They provide an overview of the foundations of public relations theory and practice; problems and opportunities in communicating with the corporate audience; development of mass media strategy and tactics; and a systematic exploration of the planning, management and evaluation of public relations campaigns.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or, as one-quarter of the Master of Business program, a pathway to higher level study.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Public relations specialists advise on how to manage and portray corporate and organisational identities. You will acquire professional communication skills for employment in corporate, government, consultancy and not-for-profit sectors. Our graduates enter the marketplace as public relations managers and consultants, special event managers, promotions managers, media advisers, information officers, and corporate communication officers.

Possible careers

  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant

Details and units

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units). The course can be undertake either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units) in one semester (full-time study).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • External
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or

At least seven years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional experience.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $14,200 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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