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PRL1002 This is Public Relations

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Governments, industry and not-for-profits all rely on public relations practitioners to deliver their message and to maintain relationships with their publics – this course introduces the student to the key concepts of organisational communication in the modern workplace and teaches the processes used in contemporary communication. Fundamental skills learned through this course include advocacy writing, understanding of public relations campaign planning and the role of public relations across the various sectors. With its practical focus PRL1002 provides the student with the knowledge they need to progress through the major with confidence and begin to plan their entry into the public relations industry.

This course is designed to provide students with a sound foundation of knowledge on the nature of and application of public relations as a business tool. The course provides insights into how public relations works, some of the theoretical and practical models that underpin practice, and examination of the different ways public relations is used by organisations in specialist fields of practice. Topics covered within this foundation public relations course include: definitions of public relations and other key terms and concepts: the importance of internal and external publics; descriptions of core public relations processes; the tools of public relations, and the range of options for public relations specialisations in practice. The student is also introduced to programme design encompassing research, goals, objectives, strategies, tools and tactics and evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course students should be well positioned to continue with the public relations major with a sound foundation in the academic and discipline (or industry) skills required.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023