La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
1 year
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 200
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

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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 scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 200


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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

CRICOS code: 090066C