225311 Public Relations Professional

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Public Relations Professional
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Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
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ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Plans, develops, implements and evaluates information and communication strategies that create an understanding and a favourable view of an organisation, its goods and services, and its role in the community.
Skill Level: 1
Media Liaison Officer
Press Officer
Promotions Officer
Public Affairs Officer
Public Relations Consultant
Public Relations Officer

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2253 Public Relations Professionals

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Public Relations Professionals
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS plan, develop, implement and evaluate information and communication strategies that create an understanding and a favourable view of organisations, their goods and services, and their role in the community.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

planning and organising publicity campaigns and communication strategies
advising executives on the public relations implications of their policies, programs and practices
preparing and controlling the issue of news and press releases
undertaking and commissioning public opinion research, analysing the findings and planning public relations and promotional campaigns
organising special events, seminars, entertainment, competitions and social functions to promote goodwill and favourable publicity
representing organisations and arranging executive interviews with publicity media
attending business, social and other functions to promote the organisation
commissioning and obtaining photographs and other illustrative material
selecting, appraising and revising material submitted by publicity writers, Photographers, Illustrators and others to create favourable publicity

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 370.50
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 255.90
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 277.10