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Public Relations Officer

Plan, develop and implement communication strategies and promote information about organisations to the public.

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Public Relations Officer is between $75k and $85k
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How to become a Public Relations Officer


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Public Relations Officer don’t need specific qualifications; however, employers may prefer qualifications in communication or public relations.

  1. Complete a vocational qualification to gain skills and knowledge needed for entry level roles in public relations. This could be a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (BSB42415).
  2. To progress your career in the public relations field, consider undertaking a diploma-level qualification such as a Diploma of Marketing and Communication (BSB52415).
  3. Advance your career to senior or managerial roles and deepen your knowledge with a bachelor-level qualification such as the Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Public Relations or a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations).

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Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

This qualification will develop your marketing and communication skills and will prepare you to provide some leadership and guidance.
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Diploma of Marketing and Communication

This qualification provides a sound marketing knowledge base and prepares you to work in managerial roles within the marketing industry.
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Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

Develop knowledge and skills to manage public relations in private, public and the not-for-profit sector with this qualification.

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Latest reviews from 5 Public Relations Officers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Public Relations for an animal rescue is challenging but the rewards far outweigh any of the downsides.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Animal Welfare
The good things
Animal Welfare is a tough industry unless you’re passionate. The good things If you are passionate about animal welfare it an exceptionally rewarding career. Seeing animals come from kill pounds to s...
The challenges
The challenges There are people who will treat you terribly but they are not as common as the good ones. It can be challenging to lose a rescue and seeing the conditions the animals come in can be hea...
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Oct 2018
PRO is to speak clearly and to know the things well to send the message to others
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Public Relation Officer
The good things
To enlarge the social life to meet new people
The challenges
Has to speak multiple languages because have multi culture such as Malay or Chinese which even more better if can speak more languages.
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