Uniting Public Relations and Journalism in the Contemporary media landscape.
Why Choose the Diploma in Public Relations (Specialisation in Journalism)?

This programme has been structurally modified to ensure that learners are able to get well-rounded knowledge in diverse fields such as photographic journalism, Internet journalism, broadcast journalism, news writing, sub-editing, and magazine and feature writing for learners who wish to pursue a career as a journalist, media specialist, broadcast journalist, or content creator. The qualification further enhances communication knowledge between a business and its public, and how to promote products and services of any organisation, profit or non-profit.

Course Information

You may enter the Diploma Programme, with any one of the following:
  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies.
  • An NQF level 4 qualification or equivalent
  • Prior learning is taken into consideration on the merit of each learner and the unique circumstances of each learner.
The Diploma in Public Relations (Specialisation in Journalism) is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].
  • Public Relations Practitioner – Pay Estimate: +/- R190 000 to R300 000 a year
  • Sub Editor – Pay Estimate: +/- R350 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Journalist – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R750 000 a year
  • Copywriter – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R600 000 a year
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Diploma in Public Relations (Specialisation in Journalism) pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Diploma in Public Relations (Specialisation in Journalism) professional training, you may progress to other programmes offered by the college or earn credits from public tertiary education institutions, subject to the institutions criteria.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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