Bachelor of Communication (Radio)

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Are you a confident communicator, skilled at thinking on your feet? Do you have a strong sense of community and a desire to work in a fast-paced radio environment? CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Radio) is the only course of its type in Australia dedicated to producing radio professionals with both a regional and metropolitan focus.

Get qualified to work in programming, production, marketing, online content management, sales and event management. You'll take advantage of CSU's close links with industry and have the opportunity to complete a three-month placement through our partnership with Commercial Radio Australia.

     
             

Key information

Study mode

On Campus

Campus locations

Bathurst

Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

Session availability

Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

International students

Study mode

CRICOS codes and on campus locations

    • This course is not available to international students.

    Course highlights

    CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Radio) has been developed by industry, so you can be sure you are up-to-date with the latest developments.

    Get access to industry from day one

    This is the only tertiary education program endorsed, developed and sponsored by the radio industry body Commercial Radio Australia and its members, comprising 240 radio stations.

    Learn from radio royalty

    Commercial Radio Australia provides guest lecturers, industry placement opportunities and focused industry training. CSU academics also bring a wealth of professional experience to the classroom, and small class sizes allow supported learning and intensive interaction between lecturers and students.

    Gain practical skills

    You will be actively engaged with local commercial radio stations, particularly 2BS/BROCK, as well as the university's on-campus station, 2MCE, where you'll be encouraged to take an active role in day-to-day functions. Many of the professional subjects include tasks to be undertaken in partnership with local radio stations and businesses.

    Use the latest equipment

    You will gain experience of the latest equipment and techniques found in the workplace. CSU facilities include an on-campus radio station, extensive computer laboratories, a television studio and a multimedia production area.

    The BCommunication (Public Relations) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute Australia (PRIA). The B Communication (Advertising) is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and professionally recognised by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA). The BCommunication (Radio) is professionally recognised by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

    The BCommunication (Public Relations) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute Australia (PRIA). The B Communication (Advertising) is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and professionally recognised by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA). The BCommunication (Radio) is professionally recognised by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

    CSU's radio program offers ongoing support through work placements undertaken throughout the three-year course, giving students valuable practical insight into how a radio station works.

    There are also opportunities available for financially supported placements offered by Commercial Radio Australia member stations. This is unique to students at CSU.

    Interns are assigned to radio networks and treated as new employees, gaining hands-on experience from the first day. Complete your placement in a metropolitan or regional station with potential to experience sales, promotions and interactive departments, working as copywriters and programming support staff.

    Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

    Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

    Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

    Infographic - 83% of Communications graduates in Australia find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating

    Career opportunities

    When you graduate from CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Radio), you will be prepared for diverse careers in the creative and programming areas of radio, sales, promotions and integration, and interactive and online production.

    Management

    Be responsible for managing a range of functions, from sales account management and content management to managing promotions and events.

    Content creation

    Work at the creative end of the industry, with a role as a copywriter, presenter or a program or digital content producer.

    Sales and promotion

    You will be well-positioned to undertake roles in sales, promotion or advertising.

    When you graduate from CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Radio), you will be prepared for diverse careers in the creative and programming areas of radio, sales, promotions and integration, and interactive and online production.

    Management

    Be responsible for managing a range of functions, from sales account management and content management to managing promotions and events.

    Content creation

    Work at the creative end of the industry, with a role as a copywriter, presenter or a program or digital content producer.

    Sales and promotion

    You will be well-positioned to undertake roles in sales, promotion or advertising.

    Credit and pathways

    Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. We know experience counts and our RPL looks at more than your previous study. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

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    Check your eligibility for credit

    Course offerings

    The Bachelor of Communication (Radio) is only available to study on campus.

    The Bachelor of Communication (Radio) is only available to study online.

    You can study the Bachelor of Communication (Radio) online or on campus.

    Check your session and application dates

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKACR
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN211227

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Check your session and application dates

    Campus locations listed for distance education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKACR
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN211227

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Erin Finn - Bachelor of Communication (Radio)

    "I have gained skills that have been transferred over into the industry and have had the opportunity to learn from the best."

    Erin Finn - Bachelor of Communication (Radio)

    Subjects

    For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

    If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

    keyboard_arrow_rightFull subject list

    Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    To successfully graduate from the Bachelor Communication (with specialisation) students will be required to complete 192 points. These comprise 80 points of Communication Foundation Studies, 64 points of Discipline Specialisation Studies and 48 points of Academic Enrichment Studies offered from within SCCI and/or externally as approved by the Course Director. This structure will also serve the Geraldton University Centre (GUC) offering of the BCommunication (Journalism).

    The course structure is as follows:

    Communication Foundation Subjects (80 points)
    COM111 Professional Writing (8)
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators (8)
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production (8)
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)
    COM124 Communication in Context (8)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship (8)
    CCI300 Communication & Creative Industries Professional Practice (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork (8)

    Advertising Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    ADV104 Understanding Advertising (8)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business (8)
    ADV205 Advertising Creative (8)
    ADV206 Channel Planning (8)
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action (8)
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies (8)
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16)

    Radio Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    COM113 Commercial Radio Industry (8)
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM125 Radio Production and Content Management (8)
    COM233 Media Sales Principles (8)
    COM234 Media Account Management (8)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)
    COM343 Communication Project Management (8)
    ADV206 Channel Planning (8)

    Journalism Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    JRN112 Journalism in Society (8)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing (8)
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling (8)
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism(8)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter (8)
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law (8)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism (8)
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery (8)

    Public Relations Specialisation Subjects (64)
    COM116 What is Public Relations (8)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy (8)
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics (8)
    COM223 Communication Management (8)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies (8)
    COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication (8)
    COM322 Going Glocal: Regional & Global Public Relations (8)

    Theatre Media Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (16)
    THM207 Drama & Theatre For Young People (8)
    THM208 Devised Performance (16)
    THM308 Applied Production Research (16)
    THM300 Theatre & Cultural Action (8)

    Media Practice Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    COM112 Digital Media(8)
    COM126 Production Planning(8)
    VIS101 Visual Communication(8)
    VPA106 Intro to Sound Production(8)
    COM229 Documentary  Production (8)
    COM212 Scriptwriting(8)
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation(8)
    COM343 Communication Project Management(8)

     Academic Enrichment (elective) Subjects* (48 points)
    Students undertake 6 electives to be taken as a combination of unrestricted electives and/or professional clusters (4 -6 subjects per cluster) from within the School of Communication & Creative Industries, or from outside the School as approved by Course Director.

    *students in the Media Practice specialisation draw their academic enrichment cluster from the disciplines of Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Graphic Design and Marketing.(or others as approved by Course Director)

    Advertising Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business
    ADV205 Advertising Creative
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy & Planning (16)
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Journalism Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence (including Geraldton cohort)

    Session 1 (30)
    JRN112 Journalism in Society
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    JRN205 Data Mining & Research
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Media Practice Specialisation (DE & Int)
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM126 Production Planning
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM112 Digital Media
    VPA106 Intro To Sound Production
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    VIS101 Visual Communication
    COM212 Scriptwriting
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM229 Documentary Production
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork  

    Public Relations Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM116 What is Public Relations?
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    COM223 Communication Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM313 SOS: Issues & Crisis Communication
    COM322 Going Glocal: Regional and Global Public Relations
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Radio Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM113 Commercial Radio Industry
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM125 Radio Production & Content Management
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    COM233 Media Sales Principles
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM234 Media Account Management
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Theatre Media Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (commenced)
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (continued)
    THM207 Drama & Theatre For Young People
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    THM208 Devised Performance (commenced)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    THM208 Devised Performance (continued)
    Elective 3
    Elective 4
    Elective 5

    Session 5 (30)
    THM308 Applied Production Research (16)
    THM300 Theatre & Cultural Action
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork  

    Journalism Specialisation Geraldton cohort
    Part time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    JRN112 Journalism in Society
    COM111 Professional Writing

    Session 2 (60)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling

    Session 3 (30)
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 4 (60)
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 5 (30)
    JRN205 Data Mining & Research
    Elective 1

    Session 6 (60)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter
    Elective 2

    Session 7 (30)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication & Citizenship
    Elective 3

    Session 8 (60)
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law
    Elective 4

    Session 9 (30)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism
    Elective 5

    Session 10 (60)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
    Elective 6

    Session 11 (30)
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery

    Session 12 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24cr)

    Media Practice Specialisation
    Part time suggested study sequence
    (DE)

    Session 1 (30)
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM124 Communication in Context

    Session 3 (30)
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    COM126 Production Planning

    Session 4 (60)
    VPA106 Intro To Sound Production
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 5 (30)
    VIS101 Visual Communication
    Elective 1

    Session 6 (60)
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation
    Elective 2

    Session 7 (30)
    COM212 Scriptwriting
    Elective 3

    Session 8 (60)
    COM229 Documentary Production
    Elective 4

    Session 9 (30)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5

    Session 10 (60)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
    Elective 6

    Session 11(30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management

    Session 12 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24)

    Graduation requirements

    As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

    Successful completion of 192 points.

    Fees and costs

    If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

    If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

    Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

    • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
    • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
    • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
    • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

    Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

    If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

    Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

    If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

    Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course.

    Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

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    Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

    When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

    When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

    We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

    Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

    International students

    Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

    You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

    Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

    Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

    There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

    At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

    Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

    CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

    Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

    More information on tuition and other fees.

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    Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

    Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

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    Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

    Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

    At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

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    Important dates

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    2017 Session 3 Application closing date

    30 Oct 2017
    2018 Session 1 Application closing date

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    Please note that not all courses have an intake each session and some courses may have earlier closing dates. Check the course details and admission information for your course.

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    Combine your business and communication acumen to drive business collaboration and competitive advantage with CSU'S Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)...

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