Graduate Certificate of Public Relations
Grow your public relations skills
Explore the role public relations plays and develop your technical communication skills with USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Public Relations. Whether you are considering a career change, or you’re a current public relations practitioner or manager, this degree will provide you with the foundational knowledge to help enhance the reputation of your organisation. You will explore the role of public relations campaigns and learn how to write quality communication, leverage social media opportunities and navigate crisis management issues.
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 or Master of Arts (Professional Communication).
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 10040|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
- A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Friday 1 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.