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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$22,170* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||022247F|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent.
|Deakin course code||A325|
|VTAC Codes||1400314193 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514193 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of public relations and communications theory, together with a broader general education in the social sciences and liberal arts.
You will be exposed to a range of models, skills and techniques necessary for the management of public relations in a wide variety of private and public organisations. You will study the social and behavioural sciences providing an understanding of human and societal behaviour. The course also examines communication research techniques, organisational planning, problem analysis, strategy development for effective communication within and between organisations and their associates, the counselling of management on trends in issues affecting communication policy, and the production of messages, their transmission and the evaluation of their effectiveness.
You will have the opportunity to establish links with professionals in the industry through the Public Relations Institute of Australia Young Practitioners' program.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
The Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations), a student must complete 24 credit points including:
|ALC101||Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning *|
|ALJ111||Contemporary Journalism A ^|
|ALR103||Introduction to Public Relations ***|
|ALC102||Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media|
|ALJ112||Contemporary Journalism B|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ALW117||Writing for Professional Practice|
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
|ALR276||Ethical Communication and Citizenship|
|ALR206||Social Media Public Relations|
|ALR279||Public Relations Practice and Event Management ( 2 credit points)|
|ALR311||Public Relations Study Tour: Communication Management in Asia **|
|ALR383||Government Relations and Issues Management|
|ALR382||Internship (2 credit points)|
|ALR300||Public Relations Campaigns and Practice ( 2 credit points)|
*ALC101 offered trimester 3 - Cloud (online) mode only.
** ALR311 may be taken as an elective only and is not a core unit in the degree.
***ALR103 is also offered in Trimester 3 at Waterfront (Geelong) only. It is offered by intensive study in Trimester 3.
^ALJ111 also available in trimester 2 at Burwood (Melbourne) campus and Cloud (online).
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.