Faculty of Commerce and Administration


Delivery Site        Zamukulungisa Site  

Offering Type      Day/Evening  

Purpose Statement
To provide learners with the information and skills necessary to practise as Public Relations Officers or Communicators.

The skills encompass a wide range from interaction with the public to providing information to relevant stakeholders in an organisation.

Rules and Regulations
The possession of National Senior Certificate (NSC) or its equivalent shall serve as the general admission requirement in all serve as general admission requirements in this Programmes.

Career Opportunities

  • This qualification is intended to develop the skills and knowledge required by a person who wishes to pursue a career as a Public Relations Officer, Assistant Manager, Manager or Private Consultant in a Public Relations Department and practise as a Public Relations Officer.
  • Other directions include those of Media Relations Officer or Communications Officer.
  • The completion of each subject at the lower level is a requirement for registration of the same subject at a higher level.
  • All modules of a subject must be completed before a subject is regarded as having been passed.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met, i.e. NSC.
  • The possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with two languages, English and isiXhosa or Afrikaans, in addition to a screening interview and/or a written test shall serve as the general admission requirements.
  • Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational Level-4) must meet the requirements set out of this prospectus as well obtain 50% or more for Mathematics or for Mathematics Literacy.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Prior learning shall be recognised, subject to the requirements of each programme and as per WSU’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (RPL).

Four years full-time.


For details of the curriculum and other rules, download a copy of the 2021 Faculty of Commerce and Administration prospectus.