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Graduate Certificate of Public Relations

Graduate Certificate of Public Relations (GCPR)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • Up to 2 years part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Develop your technical communication skills as a public relations professional in contemporary workplaces.
  • Whether you are considering a career change, or you’re a current public relations practitioner, this degree will provide you with the foundational knowledge to help enhance the reputation of your organisation. 
  • Discover the theory and practice of public relations campaigns and learn how to write quality communication, leverage social media opportunities, and navigate crisis management issues.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Public Relations, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Public Relations.

Career outcomes

  • You will graduate with a greater variety of opportunities to further pursue your public relations career, in public and private industry and non-government organisations.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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 4 units. 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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 15160

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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