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Communications Officer Courses

Communications Officers are part of the marketing and PR department, creating content and assisting with the development of communications strategies. They usually work alongside a team of copywriters, graphic designers, web developers, and video editors, while liaising with the sales and management team.

As a Communications Officer you could be proofreading and editing a press release before submitting to a news media outlet, scheduling a series of social media posts, attending a group sales meeting to discuss strategies for a new campaign, organising a webinar and writing the supporting copy, or encouraging the CEO to participate in some TikTok video.

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Popular Communications Officer Courses

There are 13 courses available for people who want to become a Communications Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Communications Officers earn?

Communications Officers in Australia generally earn between $70,000 and $80,000 per annum, depending on your qualifications and specialist skills. Increase your earning capacity by gaining a Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital media, marketing, journalism, or public relations.

What are the job opportunities for Communications Officers?

There are no clear figures for Communications Officers working in Australia at this time. Communications Officers are employed across all industries and there are opportunities for ambitious professionals to work as independent consultants.

How do I become a Communications Officer?

You could launch your career as a Communications Officer with the Diploma of Marketing and Communications or Diploma of Social Media Marketing. You will also benefit from supporting qualifications and short courses that develop your professional writing and content creation skills.

If you’re seeking a high profile role with a corporate or government organisation, you should consider a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) or a Bachelor of Media and Communication (Public Relations).

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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