HSPR is the only PR industry initiated Registered Training Organisation to provide nationally recognised qualifications and vocational training online.
All course content, program design, practical exercises and e-learning modules have been developed by working PR experts from within the Hausmann Group and the PR industry at large. With a firm focus on holistic training programs - including online learning, real-life workplace experience and career guidance and support - HSPR aims to equip future PR practitioners with the skills to meet and exceed industry expectations.
The Hausmann Group is widely recognised as one of Asia Pacific’s leading PR groups, delivering best-in-class campaigns for the world’s biggest brands.
Working with industry
HSPR continues to work closely with experts from PR agencies, peak bodies and the corporate world. The HSPR Advisory Committee represents some of the biggest names in the business and we are so proud to have their support.
Working with educators
We are currently working with universities to deliver engaging and practical skills based short courses to equip students with the real-life skills current PR practice demands.
HSPR offers three courses to suit different needs. Download the fact sheets to find out which one will suit you best.
Covering all aspects of PR practice in units designed and delivered by current practitioners to equip you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience we know the job requires.
For recent graduates or final year students who want to fast track their PR career, boost their CV and get hands-on experience and on-the-job training.
Thinking of enrolling? Review the HSPR Participant Handbook to find out more. Download the HSPR Handbook
Study with HSPR to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in PR Practice. The HSPR Diploma of Business delivers best practice information and practical skills to ensure you are job-ready for a career in public relations.
Eight units of competency created and delivered by experienced PR practitioners deliver real–world expertise and insights. Course work covers:
Plus the opportunity to work alongside some of the PR industry’s best and brightest at one of Australia’s leading PR consultancies, Hausmann Group, to help put you on the path to career success.
This online short-course includes three Nationally Recognised Training units written and delivered by practicing PR professionals. The course has been designed for anyone wanting to brush up on today’s PR 'tools of the trade'; those working in a related field looking to transition into PR; and for practitioners returning to work after a career break.
Course content focuses on skills, tools, techniques and practical templates across three critical areas:
This part-time professional practice course is designed for anyone wanting to acquire speciality knowledge, insights and tools to deliver outstanding events, experiences and activations, from end-to-end.
Course content focuses on skills, tools, techniques and practical templates across three critical areas:
HSPR Graduate School alumni are in high demand! This intensive ‘adjunct’ to a university degree provides a fast track to career success for final year PR/Comms students.
Developed to address the gap between PR study and the realities of the PR workplace, these two weeks of small group work-readiness training onsite at Hausmann HQ delivers all the practical skills of working in PR that can't be taught in the lecture theatre. Learn the necessary job skills and get advice, counsel and insider tips from experienced practitioners and industry experts – all delivered within the fast paced, real-life setting of one of the country's leading PR consultancies. Graduate School takes place in February and July annually.
Designed for new PR practitioners working in entry level positions in agencies and corporate roles who are keen to expand and hone critical vocational skills to fast track on-the-job training. Held over eight weeks of weekly evening classes onsite at HSPR and online workshops focused on vocational skills training for current PR practice.
HSPR Advisory Committee scholarships: In recognition of the HSPR Advisory Committee’s contribution to continued excellence in PR education and training, three annual scholarships have been established in their name.
HSPR Advisory Committee Diploma of Business scholarship: awarded to a person who demonstrates a natural aptitude for public relations.
HSPR Advisory Committee Executive Certificate in Public Relations scholarship: awarded to a mature age learner transferring to public relations from a related field or a practitioner returning to work.
HSPR Advisory Committee Graduate School scholarship: awarded to an exceptional graduate demonstrating a willingness to learn, a natural aptitude for the job, and strong academic results.
All HSPR courses are delivered via user-friendly, self-paced e-learning modules coupled with practical experience and learner support.
Wherever you live, wherever you work in Australia or the world, HSPR provides high quality e-learning coupled with real-time support. With state-of-the-art, webinars and online tutorials, HSPR virtual classrooms are ‘open’ 24/7.
E-learning units are supported by fortnightly webinars and real time support (via Skype, phone, chat…) when you need it, to ensure you learn and succeed. E-study groups and regular catch ups with trainers ensure you always feel supported, motivated and inspired.
With flexible start dates and real-time trainer support, you can study when it suits you. Start tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. Cleverly designed and user-friendly online training modules matched with virtual workshops and after-hours support, means success is assured.
Combining industry-led training with experience-led learning to elevate you above your peers.
Onsite learning at HSPR is a totally new educational experience. Classes take place at Hausmann Group’s Paddington (Sydney) HQ within the real-life world of one of Australia’s most successful communications consultancies. This is an unmatched opportunity for you to receive best-in-class training and benefit from industry insights and best practice tips and tools gained from full immersion in a working PR consultancy.
With the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experienced practitioners, this in-house experience is a totally new educational concept that’s receiving big ticks from students and the PR industry at large – your future employers.
Study commitments for the Diploma of Business involves one full day each week onsite working as part of the Hausmann Group team on real life projects. Additional online learning commitments combine with this invaluable practical industry experience to see your employability rating rise to the top.
We understand that you’ve got to live while you learn. Our study schedule allows you to maintain a part time job – further adding both skills and experience to your resume.
At HSPR, we will treat you as a PR professional the moment you enrol. To best mirror your future workplace – and to set you up for career success – we consider our students to be an extension of the Hausmann team and provide opportunities over and above the syllabus for you to test new skills, experience working life and learn ‘on the job’ whenever possible.
Course work and workshops are supplemented with real life experiential learning activities that are integrated into the program. These include developing and executing event concepts, drafting creative copy, developing and creating community engagement programs, attending and contributing to brainstorms, addressing and answering briefs, balancing budgets, pitching to the media, evaluating campaigns and so much more.
At HSPR you will graduate ‘job ready’ and, with the guidance of our in-house talent director, emerge with the knowledge, practical experience and introductions to land the job you want! Join us for what’s going to be a fast paced, inspiring and experience-led kick start to your PR career.
We believe in a holistic approach to adult education incorporating the exchange of knowledge through online training modules; the transference of skills through work place experiences; and career guidance.
We will help guide each student towards real job opportunities with career guidance, advice, interview technique and portfolio development.
HSPR courses are developed and presented by professionally qualified educators, current industry experts and experienced PR practitioners, delivering the only industry developed, accredited vocational training in public relations practice online.
HSPR courses are designed and delivered by seasoned and current PR practitioners and subject experts at the cutting edge of PR practice including social media, event management, crisis & issues management, media relations, PR strategy and campaign development.
We believe that experience is key to adult learning. HSPR courses are peppered with opportunities to put what you learn online into practice. Our strong focus on experiential learning will give you invaluable on-the-job skills to ensure you are workplace ready.
When you begin a training course at HSPR, we’ll teach you, show you and let you experience PR practice first hand. As part of your course structure and assessable tasks you will:
At HSPR our focus is to get you job ready and working as a PR practitioner including:
We are in demand
The PR industry in Australia is growing. There are not enough qualified practitioners to meet current employment demands, let alone match future projections.
HSPR provides the needs-led vocational training in PR to satisfy the growing demand for qualified consultants equipped with the right skills.
Listen to, learn from and ask questions of industry experts as HSPR hosts a special guest each month to speak on current industry trends, hot topics and burning issues.
As a major player in Australia’s PR industry, we have connections! From recruiters to industry experts to expert communicators, HSPR can help you get to know who’s who and connect you to people who will help you make your mark.
New to the industry? We can arrange an internship and / or work experience at a number of leading agencies and businesses around Australia to suit your career goals and give you a professional head start.
Seek guidance and advice from experienced PR practitioners as you complete your course and form a friendship for life.
Drawing on experience honed over 25 years at the Hausmann Group working on the world’s biggest brands, the HSPR team is well credentialed to deliver best-in-class vocational training in PR.
HSPR has received widespread industry support for course content, online delivery and the raft of real-time learner support services on offer.
With expert input, review and advice from a panel of widely recognised experts across the public relations spectrum, the HSPR Advisory Committee will ensure that we continue to deliver gold standard training that keeps pace with industry needs.
With over 30 years’ industry experience, Judi Hausmann is the founder and CEO of The Hausmann Group incorporating the flagship consultancy Hausmann Communications and healthcare specialist agency Health Haus.
Opening in 1991, Hausmann is proud to be counted as one of Australia’s most respected and innovative public relations agencies. Judi’s – and Hausmann’s - reputation is built on creative, cut through campaigns that deliver outstanding results for the world’s most respected and high profile brands.
Judi has a passion, and a great talent, for sharing her knowledge and experience to help inspire, motivate and educate the next generation of PR professionals. The creation of HSPR is Judi’s legacy to the industry.
With a career spanning over 20 years in public relations practice including long term senior roles at Edelman Public Relations, Hausmann Communications and Saatchi & Saatchi International (London), Sarah has run her own consultancy for the past five years.
From global brands to local stores, Sarah has developed and managed all aspects of PR practice acquiring speciality skills in creative campaign development, media relations and event management.
Sarah returns to Hausmann as the General Manager and principle trainer of HSPR. With Sarah’s exhaustive industry experience, her gift for training and mentoring and a passion for sharing her PR knowledge, HSPR will set the quality benchmark for PR practice in the future.
HSPR has received unparalleled support from the PR industry. The HSPR Advisory Committee details just a few of our supporters including representatives from industry peak bodies, other agencies and some of Australia's largest corporations.The HSPR Advisory Committee will ensure HSPR continues to deliver best in class industry-led vocational training and education that meets the needs of the PR workplace of today – and tomorrow.
Drawing on industry expertise across the public relations spectrum, we are very proud of, and extremely grateful for the support of our inaugural committee including:
The HSPR Advisory Committee Scholarships In recognition of the committee’s contribution to continued excellence in PR education and training, three annual scholarships have been established in their name.