Deakin University

La Trobe University

RMIT University

Swinburne University of Technology


Deakin University

Contact: Deirdre Quinn-Allan

Contact: Katrina Clifford

Studying Public Relations at Deakin is challenging, rewarding and fun. These courses are grounded on a sound theoretical and ethical base whilst boasting a practical focus which reflects industry requirements. The teaching team consists of seven lecturers with diverse Public Relations backgrounds in the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Their combined skills and experience ensures the Deakin public relations graduate is well prepared to 'hit the ground running' in the dynamic public relations and corporate communications industry.

Our multiple course entry and exit points, deferment, and full-time and part-time study all allow you the flexibility to structure your study to suit your lifestyle, as well as your work and personal commitments. These courses are also available off campus and Deakin uses innovative technology to deliver the courses including online resources like podcasts and MP3s.

Website: www.deakin.edu.au


La Trobe University

Communicating in a fast-changing world for businesses, government and not-for-profit requires highly skilled specialists. The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Strategic Communication) aims to equip people for the highest levels in this growth industry of the 21st century. It will deliver a range of skills in issues management, campaign development, media relations, community relations and internal communication and writing and research for strategic communication.

With a purpose-built Strategic Communication Agency where students complete work for real industry clients including sport, fashion, not-for-profit and the corporate world, complementing an extensive internship program, La Trobe students graduate with a raft of experience.

With links to universities across Asia, the United States, the UK and Europe, students can study solely in Melbourne or complete subjects around the world. The course sits within the Department of Media and Communication which has an extensive range of other communication options such as journalism, sport journalism and media industries. Students can also include marketing and business units in their degree or choose from a wide range of humanities subjects.

After graduating, careers in strategic communication, public relations, marketing, journalism, media, advertising and promotion will be opened. It can lead to roles such as account executive, journalist, media broadcaster, strategic planner or communication adviser.

Contact: Natalie McKenna
Website: www.latrobe.edu.au


RMIT University

RMIT University in Melbourne offers long-established and centrally-located programs in public relations. The University continues to be a leader in public relations education, both through the range of its course and also through its growing emphasis on industry-relevant research and other activities.

RMIT’s undergraduate degree in public relations provides a strong mix of theoretical and practical industry-based content, with students able to study at offshore partner universities, including RMIT Vietnam. The degree aims to ensure its graduates continue to be among the leaders in the contemporary public relations practice.

Contact: Dr Marianne Sison
Webse: www.rmit.edu.au


Swinburne University of Technology

Offered by the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, at Hawthorn campus and online through Swinburne Online.

For more than 100 years, Swinburne has been committed to innovative education, producing outstanding graduates and delivering enduring outcomes for industry partners. With a focus on science, technology and innovation, Swinburne’s reputation for high quality, engaged teaching and research is reflected in Swinburne’s consistent ranking among the top 3% of universities in the world.

Contact: Dr Robert Gill
Website: www.swinburne.edu.au