Professional Resources


Academic Assessment Services

Australian Education International - provides official information and advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications with Australian qualifications. This aims to help overseas qualified people work and study in Australia.
Vocational Education Training and Assessment Service - provides advice and support to the vocational education and training and is Registered Training Organisation of assessment-only services, they help individuals, training providers and industry groups define and achieve their learning and assessment goals.

Public Relations Awards


Media - Asia Pacific PR Awards and Agency of the Year Awards
PRIA Golden Target Awards

SABRE Awards

United Kingdom

CIPR Awards
Holmes Report/Sabre UK
PR Week (UK) Awards
PRCA Frontline Awards

America / Global

Annual Platinum PR Awards Program - PR News Awards
Holmes Report/Sabre US PRSA Awards
IABC Gold Quill and Excel Awards (Global)

IPRA Golden World Awards
PR Newsonline - various awards
The Holmes Report - Agency Report Card / Best Firms to Work for


White Papers

B NET - Get smarter about what's working at work
Council of Public Relations Firms USA - the Council recognizes strong, conclusive research that helps to build the case for public relations as a strategic business tool
iPRsoftware - Get the latest insight on the evolving media and marketing business from iPressroom
Online PR - White Papers and Essays


Issue Management and Crisis Communication

Bernstein Crisis Management - consultancy specialising in crisis response, prevention, planning and training
Cascadia Communication Associations - includes various articles about PR, some about PR failures in crisis
Crisis Management Group - this group offers management consultation and training about to keeping the workplace healthy
Crisis Management International - CMI is a network of consultants. The website features crisis scenarios and network services.
Diaster Research Center - collection of materials on the social and behavioural aspects of disasters
Disaster News Network - news service that tells the story of disaster response and suggests appropriate ways the public can help survivors
FacsNet - information about product tampering
Institute for Crisis Management - this institute focuses just on crisis management
Issue Action Publications - various products for purchase about business problems, strategic concepts and pragmatic tools
Issue Management Council - professional organization for people whose work is managing issues
Ross Campbell & Associates Crisis Management - organization providing crisis management, recovery plans and training to others
The International Crisis Group - non-profit organisation working to resolve deadly conflict around the globe
Wilson Group - links to crisis management and crisis communication information


Media Relations

Media Interview Training - guide to improving communications with reporters, peer and clients
The Care and Feeding of the Press - a guide for press relations staff


Skill Development

Basics of Conflict Management - applicable to all organizations
Brainstorming Guidelines - includes information from the rules of brainstorming to making a final idea selection
Coping with Frustrated Employees and Co-workers - guideline for communication when dealing with frustration.
Effective Meetings - a meetings resource center
Excel Tips - Excel tips arranged by category
More PowerPoint Tips - another useful PowerPoint resource
PowerPoint Tips - an extensive resource for PowerPoint tips and tutorials


Advancing in the PR Industry

Cutting Edge PR - ideas and information to boost your PR career. - site dedicated to providing global PR professionals with strategic career resources and industry information.


Communications and Law

Legal Support and Information

AsianLII provides free access to legal information from all 27 countries and territories in Asia located from Japan in the east to Pakistan in the west, and from Mongolia in the north to Timor Leste in the south, including Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, People's Republic of China, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam


Research Companies


Australian Market and Social Research Association - is a not-for-profit professional membership body of over 2,100 market research professionals who are dedicated to increasing the standard and understanding of market and social research in Australia
IBIS World - is one of the world’s leading strategic Business Information providers offering a wealth of powerful and comprehensive information on every industry, top 2000 companies and the business environment
Institute for Critical Analysis - research, analysis, review and comment on issues of interest to the public, government, corporations, NGO’s and the media


Forrester Research - US based, an independent technology and market research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice about technology's impact on business and consumers.


PR Support for Small Businesses and Community Organisations - is a business coach and blogging evangelist, his blog is created to assist small business owners, managers and management groups who want to create or re-capture a compelling vision for their businesses and communicate that vision effectively to their business partners and employees.
Good Company - connects skilled professionals with charitable organisations in need of pro bono assistance. It’s the most efficient way of matching those who’d like to help with those who need their skills.
The Newsroom Insider - welcome to a free resource for dealing with the Australian media. The page should be added into your favourites if you work in a not-for-profit org, a small business, or with the media in any way. The Insider hopes you find it useful. Updated at least once a week.