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You can be a great communicator in person but when it comes to putting pen to paper, or the fingers to the keyboard, a bit of know-how goes a long way.
This online unit of study focuses on the structures of good writing across a wide range of genres, so that you have the frameworks you need to produce your best work.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, this unit starts off with the unique communication features of writing and the ethics of putting work out for public consumption. Once you have these considerations in mind, you will be taken through the different forms and reasons for writing, including the features of specific genres.
While you get to know the writing landscape, you will also be learning practical lessons as you undertake writing tasks throughout the unit. This will provide you with experience in handling feedback, managing your time and conducting research and background reading.
You will get to focus on particular writing tasks along the way including works of short fiction, blurbs and advertisements, prequels and sequels, and dialogue. The unit also covers editing, blogging and how to get your writing published.
Anyone with proficiency in reading and writing in English can apply.
In this Creative and Professional Writing unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
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 course will provide you with structure, direction and feedback so that you can pursue your writing in a professional capacity. This unit will prepare you to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.