About HSPR

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.

NEWS & TESTIMONIALS
PARTNERSHIPS
  • I could not imagine entering the work force without having completed the course. The real life skills that I walked away with have really boosted my confidence. I definitely believe HSPR has accelerated me ahead of my peers.
    – Sienna Heaney
    UQ, HSPR 2014
  • Invaluable practical experience in the public relations industry that you just can't get at university. It is one of the best things I have ever done.
    – Amelia Vincent
    UTS, HSPR 2014
  • Each day was marked by lightbulb moments as the training bridged the concepts and tools learnt at university and demonstrated how they were implemented in the workplace. HSPR Grad School was the catalyst that sparked my passion for PR.
    – Susannah Binstead
    UTS, HSPR 2014
  • I learnt things in my days at Hausmann that I’d probably never get the opportunity to learn in the classroom at college.
    – Katie Gow
    Macleay College, HSPR 2014

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.

PR courses

HSPR offers three courses to suit different needs. Download the fact sheets to find out which one will suit you best.

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Diploma of Business

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.

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Executive Certificate short courses

Nationally recognised Statements of Attainment in three core specialty areas:

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Graduate School

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.

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Thinking of enrolling? Review the HSPR Participant Handbook to find out more. Download the HSPR Handbook

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

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:

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  • An overview of the PR industry and the job opportunities that are right for you
  • Career development and self-management techniques  to help you maintain career momentum
  • Writing skills for traditional and social media and how to build your digital assets
  • Traditional and social media relations and campaign management tools and techniques – including issues management
  • Researching, brainstorming and proposal development on real life brands and products
  • Project and campaign management skills including budgeting, managing resources and executing a roadmap for success

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.

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Executive Certificate in PR Practice

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:

  • Campaign development - turning a brief into a professional PR proposal that delivers results
  • Project management - focusing on experiential marketing and leveraging campaigns across traditional and social media 
  • Social media - campaign development, integration and measurement 

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Executive Certificate in Brand Activations & Events

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:

  • Developing and implementing an event plan to meet set objectives
  • Project management skills to plan, execute and evaluate an event
  • Leveraging tools and techniques to ensure maximum impact across all potential channels

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Executive Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Communications 

This part-time professional practice course is designed for anyone wanting to acquire speciality knowledge, insights and tools to focus on PR/communications in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Learners complete four units of competency (UOC) of Nationally Recognised Training covering:

  • Writing and pitching tools and templates for the news and social media 
  • Processes to turn a brief into a professional PR proposal that delivers results - for a major event or media relations campaign
  • Developing content and executing social media campaigns
  • Project management skills and techniques to keep projects on track 

 

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Graduate School

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.

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Graduate School (After Hours)

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.

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HSPR scholarships

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.

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When you study at HSPR, you have the choice of studying online or onsite
 

  • Learn online
  • All HSPR courses are delivered via user-friendly, self-paced e-learning modules coupled with real time practical experience and learner support
     
  • Real time support. Flexible delivery 
  • Learn from experienced PR practitioners
  • Learn online
  • Learn onsite
  • A totally new educational experience delivering best-in-class training plus industry connections, insights, tools and techniques gained from full immersion in a working PR consultancy
  • Study + professional experience = career success
  • Onsite @ Hausmann Group’s Paddington (Sydney) HQ
  • Learn onsite

Learn online

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. 

Learn online

Real time support

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.

Flexible study

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.

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Learn onsite

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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.

Learn onsite

Study + professional experience = career success

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.

Earn & learn

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. 

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Career kick start

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.

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Experience-led learning

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.

Career guidance & support

We will help guide each student towards real job opportunities with career guidance, advice, interview technique and portfolio development.

Created by PR experts

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.

Putting learning into practice

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:

  • Develop and execute true-to-life PR campaigns from start to finish working alongside seasoned professionals in our consultancies or in your workplace
  • Meet and hear tips from news makers and media gatekeepers like news desk journalists, TV, radio and online producers, magazine and e-zine editors, influential bloggers
  • Hear from advertising agencies, media planners and buyers, network and media groups to develop integrated campaigns

Get job ready

At HSPR our focus is to get you job ready and working as a PR practitioner including:

  • Giving you opportunities to work on true-to-life campaigns throughout your learning experience
  • Working alongside current PR practitioners to get the on-the-job skills you need
  • Developing a professionally presented portfolio of your work samples to showcase your experience to potential employers
  • Giving you expert professional development advice and career guidance from leading PR recruiters as you head into the job market

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.

HSPR speaker series

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.

Get connected

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.

Internships

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.

Mentorships

Seek guidance and advice from experienced PR practitioners as you complete your course and form a friendship for life.

Meet HSPR

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.

Judi Hausmann

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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.

Sarah Mason

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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 Advisory Committee

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:

  • Vanessa Barry, Senior Advisor, St George Foundation 
  • Adam Benson, Director of Recognition PR / Write Away Communication + Events / Outsource and National Chair of the Registered Consultancy GroupDr Lois Burgess, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong
  • John Connolly, Partner, John Connolly & Partners
  • Prof Stan Glaser, Glaser Consulting
  • Stuart Gregor, Founder & Creative Director, Liquid Ideas
  • Louise Ingram, Executive Manager ES Communications, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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. 

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  • Sarah Mason
    sarah.mason@hspr.com.au
  • HSPR
    257a Oxford St
    Paddington NSW 2021
    Australia