Are you looking to pursue a career in Public Relations, would you like to work as a media liaison? This qualification aims to provide the graduate with the necessary skills to follow a career in Public Relations.
This qualification considers professional practice within the public relations sector as being a very important part of the communication environment and particularly specializing in public relations.
The qualification provides students with the skills needed to coordinate and manage the broad spectrum of Public Relations in a professional manner, at a technical, managerial, and strategic level.
- Qualifying students are employable in various corporate, parastatal, governmental, public relations consultancies and conferencing venues, within a range of industries, as junior public relations practitioners and coordinators.
- This qualification will provide the required communication skills and knowledge that modern businesses now demand for new employees entering the workplace, by combining public relations skills with business practice.
- The specific selection of subjects in this course aims to prepare the student to take up a position in any modern business or office, which requires a high level of communication competence to serve the needs of a communication driven organisation.
Upon completion, certification will be issued from the Department of Higher Education & Training [DHET].
mgt_b 2.jpg The National Diploma in Public Relations is made up of the following courses which are done over a period of 18 months.
National Certificate (N4): Public Administration, Communication, Information Processing, Office Practice. Electives: Economics, Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Computer Practice, Marketing Management. Financial Accounting.
National Certificate (N5-N6): Communication, Public Relations, Information Processing, Office Practice. Electives: Public Administration, Labour Relations, Municipal Administration, Legal Practice.