Certificate in Public Relations and Communication Management (Level 5)

Qualification code OP527202

Start your career in communication with the Certificate in Public Relations and Communication Management. You’ll learn about effective communication practices in business as well as the theory and practice of public relations. You will also learn about media, community and investor relations, and how to deliver and measure the effectiveness of communication programmes. 

  • Level 5  
    Credits 40 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $1,460 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

PRINZ Members

Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public Relations. If you have any questions about APR contact us.

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What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • identify and explain core concepts and practices relevant to public relations, communication management and the communication process
  • apply stakeholder analysis and relationship management principles to public relations and communication management contexts
  • analyse communication practices in business and evaluate their effectiveness
  • work with others and communicate with clarity in oral and written forms.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a variety of entry-level communication roles such as a public relations assistant, communications officer and media relations assistant.

Study pathways

The Diploma in Public Relations and Communication Management will further your career in the field of public relations and communication management. This certificate can be credited towards the diploma. If you’re interested in a degree, we offer the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science with a range of communication majors. Visit the communication subject area for more information

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

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