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Professional Communication
Bachelor of Professional Communication
Bachelor of Professional Communication

Bachelor of Professional Communication

  • ID:SIT640002
  • Level:Foreign language
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,666.67
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,666.67
Estimated Total/program:
$71,450.01
Apply
60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
Fly
1

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  • Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above

English level

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Other requirements

School Leavers:

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3. Three subjects at Level 3 made up of:

  • 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and 
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: five credits in reading five credits in writing, and 
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)

or aplicants over 20 years: Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience; or

Completion of an external or overseas qualification, which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications, as approved by the Head of Faculty.

Course Information

SIT's courses in Communications and Public Relations (PR), train students to be effective communicators, researchers, writers and leaders. These courses will equip you with transferable skills that will help in any career, from media organisations to government and private enterprise. Our Communications and PR programmes are delivered by SIT2LRN Distance Learning and offer degree and graduate qualifications in mass communication studies, local government communications and public relations via distance learning.  Graduates of these programmes are able to evaluate, develop and implement effective organisational communication practices and strategies, analyse communication processes and respond to this analysis in their decision-making.

Study to be an effective communicator, researcher, writer and leader. Covering a wide range of topics such as media culture, news broadcasting, communication strategies, politics, law, ethics, event management, brand management, and crisis and emergency management, you will learn transferable skills to help you in any career, from media organisations to government and private enterprise.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Get registered with a copy of your CV with Student Services, it will help you be considered for roles when businesses are seeking employees from SIT. There is also a noticeboard with current vacancies in the SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill.

Get your foot in the door

Volunteering at local organisations can be a great way for international students to obtain local experience and references – as well as meeting new people and contributing to our local community. Volunteer opportunities are advertised on the board opposite the Employment Office (B-Block).

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