Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing)

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 8 units
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

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About this course

Studying this Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) program through Open Universities Australia will give you education and training in a range of writing techniques. You will learn how to write content in the Information Age.

This graduate diploma course will teach you more than just how to write. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to understand, evaluate and create content for a variety of genres and environments.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this graduate certificate program:

OR

  • Have relevant work experience as well as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Areas of study

In this graduate diploma program, you will study:

  • Critical friends: The real and virtual support of writers
  • Journalism
  • Real life writing
  • Research for writers

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Graduate Diploma of Arts program you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period.

Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate of Arts in Writing.

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How will this course advance my career?

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.

Upon completion of this graduate diploma course, you may be able to progress to a Master of Arts (Writing) program.

How else will I benefit from this graduate diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) from Swinburne University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Finance Options

FEE-HELP is available.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

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