La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Communication (Public Relations)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year
Fees and costs
$19,600 per 120 credit points
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

A postgraduate course in Communication (Public Relations) offers you the opportunity to be part of an industry-focused degree. it covers broad spectrum of public relations including issues and crisis management, community relations, government relations and internal communications. The Graduate Certificate in Public Relations is designed for graduates seeking to develop skills in professional communication and can serve as a pathway into the Master's degree. It's taught in block mode to meet the needs of those already in the workforce.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in public relations, marketing, journalism, media, advertising, sales promotion, strategic planning and communications. Strategic communication can also open the door to senior and general management roles.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$19,600 per 120 credit points
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: