La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
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. This Graduate Diploma is aimed at graduates seeking to develop professional skills in communication and will also appeal to those wanting to change careers or gain a specialist communication qualification. Subjects are taught in block mode to meet the needs of those already in the workforce. It also serves as a pathway into the Master's degree.

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

Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirement: successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).

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

- PR - journalism - media management - marketing - employee relations - government relations - media relations - community relations - issues and crisis management

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: