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    Application Deadline
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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 at CQUniversity Australia provides a unique blend of public relations and communication practice to plan organisational communication in diverse organisations..

Why Study at CQUniversity Australia

Our Humanities and Professional Communication courses aim to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of disciplines.

Wide choice of study areas 

Choose from arts, including a number of dual degree options, sociology and professional communication. Our range of arts courses will provide you with the opportunity to experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. Historically, sociology is among the original social sciences and is specifically concerned with how and why Western societies are organised the way they are. A combination of sociology, psychology, and social work will provide pathways to careers in the human services sector. Professional communication aims to develop communication skills and knowledge within a corporate communication or media and journalism context. As a student, you can choose to focus on business communication or media practice. You will learn to communicate effectively, analyse communication requirements, develop, implement, and evaluate public relations campaigns and media strategies, and create innovative and professional media product.

Lifelong learning

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.


The flexible structure of CQUniversity's humanities and professional communication courses encourages you to tailor your course by combining a selection of majors and minors.

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

You are required to complete the following compulsory units, one major and electives.

» Communication and Politics

    » Introduction to Public Relations
      » Advanced Public Relations
        » Technology, Communication and Culture
          » Organisational Communication
            » Public Relations and the Media
              » Communication in Professional Contexts
                » Media Writing
                  » Speech and Script
                    » Feature Writing
                      » Digital Publishing
                        » Contemporary Photomedia

                          » Communication Project A


                          » Journalism Major

                          » Digital Media Production Major

                          » Marketing Major

                          » Human Resource Management Major

                          » Management Major

                          » Social Enquiry Major


                          You may select three general electives with the maximum number of level 1 units permitted for this course being ten. 

                                              English Language Requirements

                                              • 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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                                              • 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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                                              General Requirements

                                              Academic requirement: 
                                              • Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.
                                              Course Requirements
                                              • To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course.
                                              CRICOS: 075037M

                                              Tuition Fee

                                              • International

                                                28560 AUD/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 28560 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                              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.


                                              At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees.

                                                    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                                    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                                    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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