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Please note: This course will not be on offer to new students in 2015.
Only students who have registered with Griffith University prior to 24/12/2014 and has completed at least 2 Units from the Diploma of Public Relations through OUA by the end of Study Period 4 2014 will be eligible to complete this award.
The final date on which a student will be able to receive the award of Diploma of Public Relations is 30/11/2016.
Griffith University offers this degree to provide students with the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge essential to the media and communication industries. Comprehensive coverage will be given, including media research and analysis skills, knowledge of film and media history including broadcasting policy, regulation, content critique, development techniques applicable in journalism, screen production and new media settings.
Graduates will be ready for work in Journalism, Public Relations, New Media, Film and Television. They will be prepared to excel in administrative, marketing and creative roles in the cultural communications industries. This degree will be the backbone to a successful career in communication and related fields.
To get the most out of this course, follow these steps:
- Study the Level 1 Certificate of Public Relations units
- Study the Diploma of Public Relations units
A student must complete 16 units, or their equivalent, and meet the following criteria:
- 8 units from the Certificate of Public Relations units
- 8 units from the Diploma of Public Relations units
Students not wishing to complete an entire degree can exit the program earlier with these qualifications:
- Certificate in Public Relations
- Diploma in Public Relations
Students who have completed the Certificate in Public Relations can progress to the Diploma in Public Relations by completing 8 additional units.
Complete the Certificate of Public Relations units (8 units) plus the following:
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. Please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Griffith (OUA) Services at Griffith University.
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Please note that the following units have been removed from the Electives list in 2016. If you have completed any of the below units they will still count towards the Bachelor of Communication.
Web Communications - WEB101
Web Publishing - WEB206
Web Media - WEB207
Internet Design - Introduction - DIG251
Making Your Mark in Drawing - VIS14
Australian Politics in a Global Context - POIX101
Introduction to Global Politics - POIX108
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender - POIX201
Power and Legitimacy in Modern Political Thought - POIX206
Film and Philosophy - PHIX365
Australian Society and Cultures - ABT10
Contested Knowledges - ABR13
Griffith University changed the Bachelor of Communication degree to introduce new majors from 2012.
- Existing students who registered to complete the pre-2012 degree structure should refer to the attached transition plan below or contact Griffith (OUA) Services at Griffith University for advice.
Griffith_Bachelor_of_Communication_Transition_2012 (PDF, 151 KB)