Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Public Relations in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Public Relations(Public Relations)
  • Major Subject: Public Relations
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Public Relations

  •  Nelson Mandela University , Port Elizabeth   
    Diploma in Public Relation Management

    Course content

    (i) Communication Science I

    (ii) Business Studies- Public Relations I

    (iii) Media Studies I

    (iv) Social Psychology

    (v) Public Relations I

    (vi) Introduction To Word Processing I

    (vii) Afrikaans-Public Relations A

    (viii) English-Public Relations A

    (ix) English-Public Relations A

    (x) Marketing And Advertising-Public Relations I

    (xi) Industrial Relations I

    (xii) Communication Science Ii

    (xiii) Advanced Writing

    (xiv) Photography

    (xv) Desk Top Publishing

    (xvi) Public Relations Ii

    (xvii) Law-Public Relations I

    (xviii) Xhosa-Public Relations B

    (xix) English-Public Relations B

    (xx) Afrikaans-Public Relations B

    (xxi) Public Relations Practice Iii

    (xxii) Communication Science Iii

    (xxiii) Public Relations Iii

    Admission requirements for current grade 12 learners

    (i) Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.

    (ii) An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 330.

    (iii) An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 345.

    (iv) NSC achievement rating of at least 30% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 50% for Mathematical Literacy.

    (v) Applicants may also be provisionally admitted on the basis of work experience, age and maturity. Admission is at the discretion of the Head of Department.

    Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated prior to 2008

    (i) Senior Certificate comprising Higher Grade and Standard Grade subjects only, with at least HG=D or SG=B for two languages, which must include the language modules to be taken in the diploma.

    (ii) Matriculation exemption will be a strong recommendation.

    (iii) Learners must score at least 30 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

    (iv) Candidates may be required to answer an interest questionnaire.

    (v) Applicants may also be provisionally admitted on the basis of work experience, age and maturity. Admission is at the discretion of the Head of Department.

    Mode of study: full time

    Course duration: 3 years
  •  Westcol College, Randfontein  
    Course duration : 1 Semester per certificate

    Intakes : January and July

    Mode of study: Full-Time and Part-Time(2 subjects ONLY)

    Entry Requirement:
    - A Office Administration L4 certificate
    - Grade 12 with computer subjects
    - A National Introductory Certificate: N4 Business Studies;
    - Typing skills Certificate
    - Equivalent NQF Level 4 occupational qualification; or an
    - APS score of 24, using double the English and then the four (4) next best subjects of NSC.

    Course content

    Compulsory subjects

    1. Office Practice N4
    2. Introductory Information Processing N4 or Information Processing N4
    3. Management Communication N4
    Choose any ONE of the following subjects:
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4
    • Computer Practice N4
    • Marketing Management N4

    Level N5
    Compulsory subjects
    1. Office Practice N5
    2. Information Processing N4 or Information Processing
    3. Communication N5
    4. Public Relations N5

    Level N6
    Compulsory subjects
    1. Public Relations N6
    2. Information Processing N5 or Information Processing N6
    Choose any TWO of the following subjects:
    Communication N6
    - Computer Practice N5
    - Marketing Management N6
    - Office Practice N6
    - Legal Practice N5

  •  Rosebank College, Durban  
    Duration: 3 years

    Tuition fees: R 25,990 per year

    Minimum entry requirement:
    • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four x 20 credit subjects is required; OR
    • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three compulsory and 50% in one vocational subjects is required; OR
    • A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five of the required six subjects must be passed; OR
    • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma

    Course Overview:
    -Public Relations 2A and 2B
    -The Practice of Public Relations 2A and 2B
    -Business Management 1A and 1B
    -Communication Science 2
    -Marketing Communication 1
    -Media Law and Ethics
  •  ICESA College, Durban  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to Diploma studies
    • An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
    • English at Grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
    • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
    • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

    Course Outline:
    -Business Communication
    -Communication Law
    -Industrial Relations
    -Media Studies
    -Public Relations
    -End User Computing
    -Social Psychology
    -Experiential Learning
  •  Brooklyn City College, Pretoria  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    A senior certificate or a National Certificate (N3), or a National Senior Certificates.

    1. N4 1 year
    2. N5-N6 1 Year

    Modules Overview:
    1. Information Processing N4, Entrepreneurship N4, Communication N4, Computer Practice N4.
    2. Information Processing N5, Entrepreneurship N5, Communication N5, Computer Practice N5.
    3. Information Processing N6, Entrepreneurship N6, Communication N6, Computer Practice N6.

    Tuition fees:
    1. N4= R13,788.00
    2. N5-N6= R10,788.00

    Exam Fee: R100 per Semester
  •  University of South Africa UNISA, Pretoria  
    Course entry requirements
    -A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning,
    -A Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning or an equivalent of 50%,
    -A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least diploma endorsement, with at least 60% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC,
    -An appropriate Higher Certificate.

    Maximum time to complete this qualification: 8 years
  •  Damelin Correspondence College, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 24 months

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent or 4 years’ verifiable and relevant working experience

    Modules Overview:
    -Management 1
    -Financial Accounting 1
    -Financial Accounting 2 ​
    -Public Relations 1
    -Management 2
    -Principles of Business Law
    -Public Relations 2
    -Public Relations 3
    -Marketing Management 1
    -Concepts of Management Computing
  •  Berea Technical College, Durban  
    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 12 or equivalent of 4 years'verifiable and relevant working experience

    Course Outline:
    -Financial Accounting 1:
    -Information systems and technology (Concepts of management computing)
    -Business Communications
    -Management 1
    -Management II
    -Principles of Law
    -Marketing Management 1
    -Public Relations 1
    -Public Relations II
    -Accounting and Finance
  •  Successors Training Institute, Durban  
    National Diploma in Public Relations N4 - N6

    Course entry requirements
    -A senior certificate with a National Introductory Certificate (N4 Business Studies), or an appropriate National Certificate (N3), or a National Senior Certficate, or an equivalent qualification.

    Course duration: 6 months per N level

    Course content
    -Public Relations
    -Office Practice
    -Information Processing
    -Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  •  Academy of Training and Development, East London  

    Course entry requirements
    -N6 Certificate plus 18 months relevant working experience

    Course content
    (i) N4
    -Computer Practice
    -Information Processing

    (ii) N5
    -Computer Practice
    -Information Processing

    (iii) N6
    -Computer Practice
    -Information Processing

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