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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 Diploma in Arts

Examine humanities with critical and creative thinking in the Advanced Diploma in Arts course, offered online and on campus.



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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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Diploma in Arts

Introduce yourself to studying arts with the flexible, engaging Diploma in Arts course, offered online and on campus.



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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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Drama Screenwriting Course unit

This online unit by Griffith University gives you the opportunity to learn to format and develop a short script.


If you enrol in Drama Screenwriting, you will not only refine a script over the course of the unit – you will also learn various story design and redrafting techniques.


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Feature Writing Course unit

In this online Feature Writing unit run by Griffith University, you will learn about different feature writing styles and how they can be applied to different markets.


You will also learn how to pitch, write, research, and build on your interview techniques.


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FlexiTrack

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



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Genre Writing Course unit

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


Learn to critically analyse genre markers, and apply this knowledge in order to create genre writing pieces.


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Online Writing Course unit

This Online Writing unit from Swinburne University of Technology investigates current and evolving digital media platforms and the issues online writers must consider.


By creating your own writing project, the unit provides practical experience in the textual and design elements used to create content for digital formats.


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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.

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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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