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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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  • Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950

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    This online Writing the Nation: Australian Literature to 1950 unit from Curtin University focuses on key elements of Australian cultural identity expressed through literature up to 1950.
  • Reading and Writing

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    Reading and Writing is an online unit provided by Swinburne University, which explores the relationship between literary theory and the way we write.
  • Genre Writing

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    Explore and discuss the guidelines for categorisation of cultural texts in this online Genre Writing unit offered by Macquarie University.
  • Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

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    Advance your professional writing skills with this Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing online course. Focusing on creating both fiction and non-fiction content for digital environments, you’ll be able to use your skills in a range of corporate settings.

  • Writing Poetry

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    In this online Writing Poetry unit from Griffith University students will create their own portfolio of poetic works through weekly creative writing exercises.
  • FlexiTrack

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    Pursue your study goals and prepare for entry into an undergraduate degree at Murdoch University with their FlexiTrack program.

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