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The Diploma in Public Relations & Communication Management teaches you how to develop and implement communication programmes, manage an organisation’s reputation in the market, carry out public relations campaigns and manage internal communication.
As a graduate, you will be able to relate effectively with the media, work in the social context within which communication disciplines are practised, and apply appropriate ethical standards to your professional performance. This is an excellent qualification for communication professionals who want to advance their career, and for students training for communication, legal, management and IT careers. Once you have achieved the qualification you will be equipped to work in corporate communication, public sector communication, public relations, employee communication and online communication.
This diploma is designed to be a stand-alone professional qualification, but it can also be credited towards the Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate total cost for the full qualification based on 2015 fee information. This does not include annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
This qualification has been revised. If you began studying this qualification before 11 September 2012, please click here to view the old structure and enrolment information.
Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public Relations. Contact us to find out more or visit the PRINZ website.
As a graduate of the Open Polytechnic Diploma in Public Relations & Communication Management, you will be able to:
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.