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Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Professional Communication

Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Professional Communication (GCBU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Think of when an organisation communicated with you in a good way. What impact did that have on you and how did you think of the organisation from then on?  Sophisticated public relations programs can deliver really big impact and ensures organisations are remembered in the minds of their customers for years to come.
  • Extend your skills in public relations including corporate communications, community relations, employee relations, financial and investor relations and government relations.
  • Fine-tune your writing skills and explore different PR mediums.
  • Learn the necessary public relations skills to plan a unique PR campaign, implement communication strategies that make an impact, and evaluate the effectiveness of your ideas.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (Professional Communication), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business.

Career outcomes

  • As a communications professional you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings including corporate public relations companies, government organisations, community organisations and many others.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree. 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete any 4 courses from the Professional Communication specialisation within the Master of Business and Innovation. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 12360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November, 2020.
  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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