• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Organisations depend on communication professionals to devise and implement strategies to create and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders. The Bachelor of Professional Communication provides a unique blend of public relations and communication practice to plan organisational communication in diverse organisations.

The course offers an inclusive portfolio of communication practices, such as media writing, speech, contemporary photo-media and introductory digital publishing, as well as specialist professional units in organisational communication and public relations. 

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Professional Communication at CQUniversity Australia will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • public relations consultant
  • communications officer
  • event manager
  • media and marketing officer
  • promotions and publicity officer
  • management consultant
  • promotional writer/editor
  • speechwriter
  • professional communicator
  • community relations
  • media liaison
  • media practitioner
  • journalist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change. For students who wish to study 100% online, we encourage you to check out our Online Study page and submit an enquiry.


  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating for Social Change
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Technology, Communication and Culture
  • Organisational Communication
  • Public Relations and the Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 075037M

  • Prerequisites - English (4, SA)
  • This Course requires an advanced knowledge of English, including a thorough understanding of grammar. 
  • Students will be required to complete both written and oral assessments, with a high expectation of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28560 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Rockhampton

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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