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Words, words, words. They’re everywhere, and the particular way they’re strung together not only educates and informs, but inspires new experiences and ideas – the words we read can open up worlds.

If you’ve got a gift for constructing sentences worth reading, then a career as a writer could be a good move.

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  • Script Writing

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    This online Script Writing unit from Swinburne University of Technology focuses on script development for presentation to a selected audience.
  • Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing)

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    This online Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing) course with Swinburne University will equip you with the skills to be able to write in a range of different genres as well as media.
  • Documentary Scriptwriting

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    In this online Documentary Scriptwriting unit, students will learn about the history of documentaries and documentary topics, as well as how to research, write and propose scripts.
  • Writing Humour

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    This online Writing Humour unit from Curtin University examines the theory and practice of humour writing, and engages students critically and creatively with the genres’ different styles and publication contexts.
  • Children's Literature

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    Macquarie University's online unit in Children's Literature encourages literary analysis and critical thinking about a range of genres and topics within youth and adolescent literature.
  • Writing, Deception and Authenticity

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    This online Writing, Deception and Authenticity unit from Curtin University explores truth and authenticity in professional writing, by examining the cultural, ethical and legal issues of writing for publication.

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