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Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)

This Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) online course by Curtin University will give you the training to excel in the craft of writing and pursue a career in publishing.



Graduates can expect to be employed in research, writing, editing and publishing in government and industry, as well as the not-for-profit sector, arts organisations, and the magazine and book industries.


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Master of Arts (Writing)

The online Master of Arts (Writing) course from Swinburne University focuses on a wide range of writing genres.


This program addresses the growing need for written content in the Information Age. Industry practitioners are increasingly reporting the unmet demand for multimedia authors and writers of content. Indeed, the application of new technologies has led to an increase in demand for all types of writing.


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Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing 22203VIC

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.



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.


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Creative and Professional Writing Course unit

Learn to write powerfully across a range of genres with this online Creative and Professional Writing unit of study from Griffith University.


Good writing is a key skill for public relations, marketing and communications professionals and you can hone your skills with this online unit of study.


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Introduction to Writing Course unit

Learn about the different forms of creative expression with this online Introduction to Writing unit of study from Curtin University.


This unit delves into the role of the writer, research methods, and the techniques involved in writing for creative genres so that you can explore professional writing modes.


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Graduate Certificate of Arts (Writing)

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.


Upon completion of this program, you will possess specialist skills in business writing, creative writing and professional writing. You will have the valued skills and experience to be highly sought-after in corporate, government and creative organisations.


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Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing)

Studying this Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) course online with Swinburne University will provide you with training in a range of writing techniques.


With the increase in new technologies, there has also been an increase in demand for writers with skills in a range of media and genres. You will have the professional training and extensive education to pursue a career in corporate, government and creative industries.


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Academic Writing Course unit

This Academic Writing unit provides an introduction to strategies and methods for communicating effectively through your writing.


Delivered online by Griffith University, you will gain essential skills in the research and composition of essays for an academic context.


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Advanced Editing and Publishing Course unit

Learn essential skills in editing including, but not limited to, copyediting, proofreading, project management and commissioning in this online unit in Advanced Editing and Publishing.


Delivered by Curtin University, the unit develops professional-level editorial skills.


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Advanced Editing and Publishing Course unit

The Advanced Editing and Publishing unit from Curtin University is an undergraduate program that helps students practise editing skills in a real-world context.


Delivered entirely online, it builds on students' existing editing and project management knowledge.


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Analysing Narrative Fiction Course unit

This online Analysing Narrative Fiction unit from Griffith University will help you to develop an understanding of narrative analysis, including concepts and approaches.


Key developments in prose fiction are explored through two distinct modules: Modernism and Beyond Modernism.


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Children's Literature Course unit

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.


Unit texts range from picture books to poetry, and expose literary devices such as narrative theory, metafiction, intertextuality and representations of childhood.


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Children's Literature Course unit

The Children’s Literature unit at Griffith University is a postgraduate education unit aimed at aspiring teachers. Delivered online, this unit will show you how to engage young children with narrative and literature.



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Classic American Fiction Course unit

This online Classic American Fiction unit from Griffith University allows students to critically examine some of the most influential works of the American literary canon. From Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway, this unit covers some of America’s most notable authors.



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Classic Australian Novels Course unit

Griffith University's online unit in Classic Australian Novels offers an introduction to Australian literature.


Studying four novels, you'll also learn about their historical context and their critical reception at the time of publication.


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Contemporary Australian Children's Literature Course unit

This online unit in Contemporary Australian Children’s Literature, offered by Macquarie University, examines the relationship between Australia’s changing society and fiction, picture books, and film for children.


Focusing on the past 20 years, it encourages students to employ theoretical approaches to common themes in children’s literature, such as alienation, through textual analysis.


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Creative Writing, Forms and Structures Course unit

Learn the fundamental principles that underpin creative writing by studying this online Creative Writing, Forms and Structures unit from Griffith University.


The unit covers a range of different writing formats including poetry, screenwriting, critical reviews and personal essays.


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Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction Course unit

Develop the skills to produce articulate and engaging creative writing in this online Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction unit from Macquarie University.


Workshop your ideas as you explore a range of creative techniques and critical thinking exercises to help improve your writing.


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Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers Course unit

This online unit, offered by Swinburne University, explores the nature of critical friends among writers.


By studying this unit, students develop editing and critiquing skills in a virtual environment.


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Documentary Scriptwriting Course unit

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.


By taking this online unit with Griffith University, students will gain a comprehensive understanding and the working ability to create a documentary script.


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About Writing

These days getting published is easier than ever, but making money from your words is the hard part. Self-publishing has become as simple as clicking a few buttons and paying some conversion fees, but getting powerful publishers to hear you above the cacophony of digital voices, pay you an advance and give you that elusive credibility might feel almost impossible.

The journalism and publishing industries have gone through significant changes over the past few years, and not all of them have been kind to the old way of doing things – but the need for quality content has definitely not disappeared. In fact, content is more valuable than ever, it’s just that it nestles itself in new quarters these days, plotting new ways to get to its audiences.

They say writing is a craft, and that’s a good thing – if we liken it to knitting then it means that with practice it should become more like second nature and a lot less of a tangled mess. So before you send your finely wrought literary creations off to the powers-that-be and hope for a bite, you should think about honing your skills and working out exactly who you are writing for.

Potential writing career outcomes include: Children’s Author, Screenwriter, Author, Advertising Copywriter, Blogger, Executive Assistant, Ghostwriter, Grant Proposal Writer, Editor, Technical Writer.

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