A postgraduate course in Communication (Public Relations) offers you the opportunity to be part of an industry-focused degree. This Graduate Diploma is aimed at graduates seeking to develop professional skills in communication and will also appeal to those wanting to change careers or gain a specialist communication qualification. Subjects are taught in block mode to meet the needs of those already in the workforce. It also serves as a pathway into the Master's degree. Graduates will be able to use their advanced knowledge and research skills to critically examine key dynamics and trends in these issues and ideas. Graduates will be able to produce written work that demonstrates a developed understanding of and critical engagement with core concepts in the discipline of Public Relations. Graduates will be able to produce written work that demonstrates an understanding of the major debates and policy implications of the main contemporary issues in Public Relations. Graduates will be able to demonstrate high level writing skills and an awareness of academic convention. La Trobe University offers a range of Postgraduate Pathways. The minimum entry requirement for a Master’s Degree is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate and marks reflective of the capacity to work at the Masters level to gain entry to a 1. 5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program, which involves initial entry into a fully upgradeable 1 year Graduate Diploma entry pathway where all subjects are credited into the Masters.