Short Course in Public Relations : Unisa Short Courses

The Unisa Public Relations short course involves a variety of programmes designed to promote and/or protect an organisation’s image or its individual products. Public Relations can also be used to promote people, places, ideas, activities and even nations.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop in a learner the competence to apply basic English speaking and writing skills, and to develop in a learner the competence to assist, under supervision, in the implementation of elementary public relations, communication and media activities. The Short Course in Public Relations aims to provide a working knowledge of the principles of Public Relations.

Duration of the short course
Three months

SSPR01D Basic Public Relations Principles

Evaluation and examination
Students will be assessed on the strength of one assignment per module to be completed during the course of three months. To qualify for the examination, a minimum of 50% must be obtained for the assignment.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of a two-hour open-book examination to be written during May/June or October/November at official Unisa examination centres. To pass the short course, students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the examination. A mark of 75% constitutes a distinction.

On successful completion, students will be awarded a certificate by post.


General enquiries:
Mrs L Fourie
Tel: 012 429 3799
Fax: 086 620 4942

Mr Richard Machado
Tel: (012) 429-4020
Cell: 082 449 7502

Prof MC Cant
Tel: (012) 429 4456
Cell: 082 442 5703

7 Responses to Short Course in Public Relations : Unisa Short Courses

  1. valentine Appiah says:

    i have just completed my bachelors degree programme in Communication studies at the Ghana Institute of journalism. i would want to undertake a special Programme in Public Relations in the New york for at least 3 months

  2. Zanele Salome Sibanyoni says:

    I am interested in studying short course in public relations. Can you kindly furnish me the course fee and the dates of registrations.

    Thanking you in advaced

  3. siphumelele ngcamu says:

    I’m interested in the PR short do I apply?how much is it?when do I register because I already have a unisa student number but haven’t registered

  4. Nombulelo says:

    Hi I’m Nombulelo Mhloli I would like to register PR how much are the fees and when can I apply? And how long is the course? Thank you.

  5. Patrick says:


    My name is Patrick please i m interested for short course communication and marketing
    and study i stay in johannesburg please if you can send me the detail of the application form thank you very much


  6. Phili says:

    Hi… I am so interest to study PR, can you please provide me with registration details and date as well as amount of the course.

    Thank You

  7. Iam currently working as a deputy manager in public participation in a local municipality and need a course relevant to my line of duty to start in 2015

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