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Communications Adviser

Develop communications and media strategies for an organisation.
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Communications Advisers use words strategically to the advantage of the person, team or organisation they’re working with. They straddle the line between communications and public relations, helping the subject of their message-spinning strategy to be viewed in a positive light or achieve change.

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It’s not essential to hold qualifications to work as a Communications Adviser, but it may be an advantage.

  1. Get your foot in the door as a Communications Officer or Public Relations Officer and gain experience and knowledge over time.
  2. Complete a Bachelor of Communication at university. These degree take approximately 3 years full-time to complete. You'll need to meet the ATAR requirement or gain special admission through an alternative entry program.
  3. Consider undertaking postgraduate qualifications, such as a Master of Strategic Communication.

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Bachelor of Communication

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Bachelor of Arts

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Latest Communications Adviser reviews

Latest reviews from 9 Communications Advisers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Communications advisor is a great role - you get to tell the stories
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Internal communications
The good things
The good Internal communications is a great area to work. You get to tell the rest of the organisation what is going on and also get to hear from them on what they want to find out more about. It’s ac...
The challenges
Challenges are as I mentioned in the previous screen
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May 2021
Would do it, with or without payment; the true test.
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Communication
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Research and Education - Economics
The good things
Being able to do a deep dive into substantial subject matter, interview smart people, and present new ideas.
The challenges
Deadlines are always a careful balancing act between achieving best quality communications and the task at hand (communicating with a set audience, with a set objective, within a set time frame).
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