COM222 Public Relations Tactics (8)


This subject develops students’ ability to plan, implement and evaluate tactics for executing a public relations strategy.

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Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM222
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the range of tactics used by public relations practitioners
  • be able to propose relevant tactics to implement a public relations campaign across any stakeholder communication channel
  • be able to justify the choice of tactics appropriate to a public relations strategy
  • be able to investigate and create content for contemporary public relations tactics
  • be able to explain the effectiveness of tactics in implementing strategy


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Contemporary tactics (writing, pitching, liaising, arranging, organising) in public relations practice
  • Written, oral and visual tactics for print, electronic, online, events and sponsorships
  • Writing for a range of communication interactions, internal, external and social
  • Planning, executing and managing tactics
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of tactics


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.