Professional Writing Placement is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University that provides you with the opportunity to complete writing tasks for a professional organisation. This unit will enhance your skills as well as your understanding of the key responsibilities of a professional writer.
To begin with, you will be introduced to your respective workplace and the people you will be completing tasks for. Throughout the placement, critical reflection will be encouraged, and you will have the chance to liaise with your co-workers for evaluation and support. Finally, you will create a report on your overall workplace experience.
Ultimately, Professional Writing Placement provides you with highly sought-after vocational experience as a professional writer. You will become accustomed to the demands of the role, as well as gaining demonstrable, relevant experience.
To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication
Areas of study
In this Professional Writing Placement unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to the workplace
Peer communication, reflection and support
Evaluation of workplace experiences
This unit is not a requirement in any course but may be eligible for credit. 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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Writing for a living can be a highly satisfying and rewarding job, albeit a competitive one to break into. Although many people can prove their competency in the area with professional qualifications, vocational experience as a writer is much rarer, and what employers really look for.
By successfully completing Professional Writing Placement, you will be able to prove that you intimately understand what is expected of you as a professional writer, and that you are able to meet these demands effectively. Moreover, postgraduate competencies in writing are indicative of a greater level of expertise, opening up the potential of a higher starting salary.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Writing Placement from Curtin 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 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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).
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.
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