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Communication (Public Relations), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Bathurst, Australia| Online
Graduates of the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from Charles Sturt University are Australian industry leaders with persuasive, strategic and creative communication skills. Learn the advanced strategic and tactical skills across many platforms, including the digital space, required by today's public relations practitioners to succeed in this highly competitive global industry.
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Gain extensive hands-on experience working in our on-campus student agencies for real clients, learning everything from strategic planning to social media management and digital content creation. 

Become a highly skilled events manager with the opportunity to select electives to further build skills in your areas of interest.

Course highlights

  • CSU's industry reputation

    We have a proven history of graduates who are high achievers across the industry. As a result of Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) agency approach, graduates are highly sought after.

  • Gain extensive practical experience

    Work with real clients in Charles Sturt University's project-based curriculum. You'll undertake study tours, case studies and client projects in core subjects, covering planning and management of communication strategies, ensuring when you graduate you have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your expertise. You'll also complete at least four weeks of internship in corporations, consultancies or not-for-profit sectors, and there are opportunities for industry placements overseas.

  • An academic team that's industry-connected

    Your tutors have extensive experience across a range of communication industries. This course will teach you to communicate strategically and develop the written and oral communication skills you need to succeed.

  • Access the latest facilities

    These include dynamic workspaces that facilitate professional team building, such as multimedia production facilities, a multifunction television studio, campus radio station and student marketing communication agency.

Career opportunities

Public relations practitioners are skilled in planning and managing communication strategies, crisis and issues management, writing for organisations, communication audits, media relations and communication campaigns.

  • Contribute to public organisations

    Graduates are highly sought after in public relations roles within government departments and other public bodies, in Australia and across the globe.

  • Lead business innovation

    You could find employment as a public relations professional in multinational corporations across public relations, public or corporate affairs departments, as well as in private public relations consultancies.

  • Join a not-for-profit

    You'll be well-placed to secure a role in community relations, charities or activist communications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Strategic Communication
  • Social and Mobile Media
  • Communication in Organisations
  • Relationship Management
  • Event Management
  • Professional Practice Contexts
  • Crisis Communication

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 0101020 (Bathurst)

  • Applicants with higher education study
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.OR
  • Completed bridging or enabling course
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.OR
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification or 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.OR
  • Applicants with work and life experience
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years, and a formal interview or portfolio submission (see other admissions options below).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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