Certificate in Freelance Journalism

Qualification: Short Course
Study mode: Online
Duration: Max 18 months
Start date: Anytime - Enrol now!
Awarded by: Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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About this course

Studying this Certificate in Freelance Journalism with Open Colleges will teach you the skills of writing and producing news or features for the journalism industry. You will become proficient in generating content for the print, TV and radio sectors.

Upon completion of this course you will have learnt media ethics and legal guidelines to operate on a professional level. You will also learn how to set yourself up as a freelance journalist and the nature of freelance markets.

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Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this freelance journalism course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Journalism fundamentals I
  • Journalism fundamentals II
  • Sourcing and preparing leads
  • Writing style
  • Journalism essentials
  • Writing foundations
  • Interview techniques
  • Digital photography
  • Media research
  • Preparing your articles
  • Media markets
  • Becoming a freelance journalist
  • Marketing your work
  • Writing articles
  • Generating story ideas
  • Ethics, legal guidelines and copyright
  • Building your freelance business

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

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How will this course advance my career?

There are a lot of opportunities for journalists looking to gain work on a freelance basis. This course will give you the skills to tap into this lucrative market. The variety of writing styles that you will learn will make you the perfect candidate for any work that may be available in any medium.

Freelancing will give you the flexibility to choose the stories or topics you want to cover as well as choose your own working hours. You will become adept in knowing exactly what editors are looking for, which will help you to build your reputation as a reliable freelance journalist. The Open Colleges course will also teach you how to promote your work on both a local and international level.

How else will I benefit from this certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Certificate in Freelance Journalism.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided, including DVD and CD-ROM.
  • On completion of this course, you will receive a FREE 12-month Australian News Syndicate media pass valued at $50.

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

Financial assistance

Payment plans are available.

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

RTO 90796
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

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