Public Writing

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University aims to improve your overall public writing and communication ability. The unit will equip you with the techniques and modes of writing persuasively, and gives you an understanding of the impact of writing within the contemporary communications industries.

The unit will also demonstrate the responsibilities that someone working in PR and marketing will have and will show you the best practices when writing for different types of organisations. This will be done through not only theories but also practical exercises enhancing your understanding.

As well as improving your overall skill the unit goes into the theory of public writing, demonstrating to you the key skills and practices on the topic. The Public Writing unit looks to show you the impact both good and poor practices can have on stakeholders and citizenship.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed at least one first year unit in business communication, creative writing, journalism or public relations.

Areas of study

In this Public Writing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Definition of public writing
  • History of public writing and key messages
  • Professional writing in detail
  • Theory and public writing
  • Types of public writing
  • Packaging public writing
  • Preparing and researching public writing
  • Where does public writing go
  • Public writing case studies

Course pathways

This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University

This unit is an approved elective for the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit will prove particularly popular with those of you who wish to enter either the media, communications or PR sectors. By demonstrating the numerous different ways to write and the theories involved in good public writing, this unit could lead to a career in a number of communication positions.

As well as proving vital to obtain a role in communications, good written skills are crucial for any workplace and this unit will teach you how to be persuasive in your writing.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Public Writing from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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