Diploma in Public Relations and Communication Management (Level 6)

Qualification code OP621102

Advance your communication career with a Diploma in Public Relations and Communication Management. This qualification will give you the practical skills required to work in the areas of public relations, communication management and corporate communication. As you work your way through the programme, you will learn how to develop and implement communication programmes, manage an organisation’s reputation, carry out public relations campaigns and manage internal communication.

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  • Level 6  
    Credits 120 
  • 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 $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2016 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 RelationsContact us to find out more or visit the PRINZ website.

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 collegially with others and communicate with clarity in oral and written forms
  • develop, implement and evaluate communication policy, systems, strategies, objectives and goals.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a variety of roles such as a public relations advisor, communications advisor, media relations manager, external communication manager, publicist, and public relations and communications assistant.

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.

Information about assessment and exams

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