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Certificate in Public Relations and Events Management

Studying this Certificate in Public Relations and Events Management online will give you the skills to work successfully in the media industry.


You will learn about crisis management and industry know-how that will give you the power to think on your feet and overcome threatening challenges. This course will also teach you to recognise opportunities and avenues to gain recognition and expertise.


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Diploma of Events SIT50212

The online Diploma of Events (SIT50212) course will give you a well-rounded education in event management, communications and business.



Upon completion, you will qualify for roles such as event coordinator, event planner, venue coordinator and tourist information officer.


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Certificate in Freelance Journalism

The Certificate in Freelance Journalism will give you the writing and producing skills to work in print media, TV and radio.


There are a lot of opportunities for journalists looking to gain work on a freelance basis. This course will give you the skills to tap into this lucrative market. The variety of writing styles that you will learn will make you the perfect candidate for any work that may be available in any medium.


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Certificate III in Events SIT30612

The online Certificate III in Events (SIT30612) course provides you with the education and training to launch your career as an events coordinator.


This course will enable you to get a job in an administrative or support role in the increasingly important events industry. The skills you will garner are more in demand than ever as the public and private sectors – not to mention sports clubs, schools and charities – increasingly seek to consolidate and market their brands, products, ideas or policies by holding key events.


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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

The online Bachelor of Business (Event Management) course is the ideal platform for those looking to break into the dynamic world of events coordination.


You’ll gain all the skills necessary to plan, execute and market events of all scales and budgets, and be fully qualified to work as an events or exhibitions coordinator in a variety of settings.


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Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)

The Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) online course from Swinburne Online gives you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in communication.


A communications degree is your ticket to a job in the media. The opportunities are many and varied for qualified professionals, with journalism, radio, PR, research, online content writing and media policy analysis all potential career paths. For people with something to say, this degree opens up worlds of opportunity.


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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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Diploma of Events (Travel & Tourism) SIT50212

The Diploma of Events (Travel & Tourism) (SIT50212) course from Martin will give you the skills to kick-start your career in the events and tourism industry.


This double degree will ready you for a career as an events planner, travel consultant, event coordinator or tourism information officer.


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Diploma of Events SIT50212

The online Diploma of Events (SIT50212) course provides you with the education and training to launch your career as an events manager.



This course will enable you to get a job as an event coordinator or conference coordinator in the increasingly important events industry. The skills you will garner are more in demand than ever as the public and private sectors – not to mention sports clubs, schools and charities – increasingly seek to consolidate and market their brands, products, ideas or policies by holding key events.


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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 course will equip you with the organisational leadership skills necessary to excel in event management.



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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Diploma of Events SIT50212

Study this online SIT50212 - Diploma of Events course and gain the skills needed to excel in the dynamic and fast-paced world of event management.


The course is designed to train you to become a cool-headed, super-organised professional event planner.


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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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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.

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Looking for Communications opportunities in Australia?

There are currently 14,615 Communications job openings in Australia*. The average salary for a Communications job in Australia is $81,405.

The Australian Government Department of Employment estimates a projected employment growth to 2018 of 200 jobs for the Communications industry in Australia.

Gaining a Communications qualification will significantly increase your career prospects for Communications jobs in Australia. Studying an online course with an accredited Australian provider gives you the flexibility you need to study at your own pace.

Education in Australia

  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a bachelor's degree or higher qualification: 29%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a cert III or higher VET qualification: 31%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia without a post-school qualification: 36%

Employment in the Communications industry in Australia

Australia has a population of 23,625,031, with a total of 11,645,500 people currently employed. The average job seeker age for Australia is 37 years and the current unemployment rate sits at 5.7%. Part-time workers make up 46% of the workforce in Australia.

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