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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

The Bachelor of Business (Event Management) degree is the ideal platform for those looking to break into the dynamic world of events. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business drivers and the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, execute and market events of all scales and budgets.



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Event Management Course unit

This online unit in Event Management provides students with valuable knowledge and skills to assist a successful career in event management.


Delivered by Curtin University, this unit combines theory with work-integrated learning to outline and examine the core issues and major themes in this interdisciplinary industry.


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Bachelor of Communication

This online Bachelor of Communication course by Griffith University provides students with education and training essential to the media and communication industries.


As a graduate of Griffith University, you will be able to work in the film and television industry in administrative, marketing and creative roles, extending to creative and managerial roles in the communications industries, and in the marketing and advertising/public relations industries.


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Master of Communication

This online Master of Communication course by Griffith University will enable you to master complex theoretical and practical communications issues.


By completing this course, you will gain a professional qualification that will provide entry into the creative and communications industries.


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Introduction to Public Relations Course unit

This online Introduction to Public Relations unit provides a preparatory study into the theory and practices behind public relations Griffith University.


Learn the basics of public relation practices from media relations and crisis management through to community engagement and government relations.


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Graduate Certificate of Communication

Studying this communications course by Griffith University will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful communications career.


This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to specialise in creative or communications fields, and opens up opportunities to work as a media or communications researcher, journalist, media manager, communications adviser or content provider.


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Diploma of Events SIT50212

The online Diploma of Events (SIT50212) course will equip you with the organisational leadership skills necessary to excel in event management offered by North Coast TAFE.


This well-rounded diploma program is ideal for those already working in the events industry, looking to upgrade their previous qualifications or formalise their industry experience. The broad-based nature of the course content means you will graduate with an adaptable skillset, suitable for a range of leadership and project management roles.


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Web Communications Course unit

This online Web Communications unit of study from Curtin University will turn you into a sophisticated internet user and online collaborator.


Earn your digital communication stripes with this online unit. Relevant to all kinds of professionals, it will make you social media savvy and ready to face Web 2.0 head on.


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News and Politics Course unit

Learn how to craft engaging news stories, and where to find them, with this online News and Politics unit of study from Griffith University.


The unit has a strong focus on political news coverage, and is a recognised course unit in a range of journalism, PR and arts degrees.


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Writing, Rhetoric and Persuasion Course unit

Learn how to craft persuasive rhetoric as a professional writer with this online Writing, Rhetoric and Persuasion unit from Curtin University.


The unit will introduce you to the art of persuasive writing and is ideally suited to those working within advertising, public relations and political speech writing.


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Styles and Genres of Journalism Course unit

Learn about the varying styles of journalism and their roles in society with this online Griffith University unit, Styles and Genres of Journalism.


Contributing to a Bachelor of Communication, this unit will teach you how to analyse and utilise different journalistic styles and techniques.


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Bachelor of Business (Event Management) 081293M

Study the complementary areas of business and event management through this online Bachelor of Business (Event Management) (081293M) from APM College and gain the best start to your career.



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Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) 081292A

Interested in the fast-paced world of public relations? This Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) (081292A) course from APM College will give you the business and PR skills to deliver effective communication strategies and create strong brands.



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Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)

Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) prepares students for a variety of roles within media or advertising.


The online course equips you with a plethora of industry skills and an understanding of the media in a rapidly changing digital age.


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Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Learn how to develop and maintain brands and public perception with this online Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) course.


This course will teach you to build a public relations strategy and communicate ideas effectively with both stakeholders and consumers.


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Broadcast Journalism Course unit

This online unit from Griffith University offers students the chance to practise their research, writing, and production skills.


It focuses on news and current affairs for broadcast media, including video and audio content for television and the web.


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Certificate III in Events SIT30612

Dreaming of a career that allows you to exercise your creativity while working with people? This online Certificate III in Events (SIT30612) course will equip you with the real-life skills to make an events career possible.



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Communication and Public Value Course unit

This online unit in Communication and Public Value by Griffith University teaches students about the concept of public value.


Learn how organisations identify and communicate the value of their products to potential consumers.


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Communication Management: Theory and Practice Course unit

Learn about the history and development of public relations theory with this online Communication Management: Theory and Practice unit offered by RMIT. The unit has a strong PR focus, and ideally suited to communications professionals who are required to undertake PR activities.



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Communications Project 1 Course unit

This online unit by Griffith University covers communication research, writing, production and presentation skills. It provides a basic skillset for those wishing to work in the creative and communications industries.



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About Communications

The communications industry, comprising professions like journalism, public relations, the media and events management, is a vibrant and creative field that is ideal for anyone with a flair for words, modern media and buzz creation. Organisations are placing strong emphasis on hiring those with outstanding communication skills and an online course in communications can lead you to any number of exciting career options.

Being a communications professional is all about learning how to convey messages effectively, reaching your target audience and creating the right kind of spin and hype. Depending on your particular area, you will need to learn specific techniques and strategies to achieve this goal.

Aspiring journalists can learn journalistic techniques and styles with a course in freelance journalism. By working as a freelance journalist, you will have the flexibility to manage your own time and the ability to work across a range of interesting projects for different clients. You will become skilled in interview techniques, sourcing and preparing leads and marketing your work, to ensure you always get the scoop and know how to write about it in an engaging, informative manner.

Potential communications career outcomes include: Public Relations Specialist, Media Coordinator, Events Manager, Freelance Journalist, Radio Host, Research Researcher, Online Content Publisher, Media Policy Analysis.

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