This online Writing and Research for Professional Contexts unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University focuses on research and writing as both part of a team and individually, and also on the significance of cross-cultural interaction. At the completion of this unit students will be able to interpret and apply concepts and techniques necessary to a range of workplace writing and research tasks. You will also be able to develop and evaluate a body of work in readiness for the diverse needs of professional practice in the workplace.
To be eligible for this course you must have completed the following unit:
Writing, Editing and Publishing
Areas of study
In this Writing and Research for Professional Contexts unit, the topics you will study include:
Writing for the workplace
Using research effectively
Writing for government and how government works
Targeting an audience
Writing online material
Preparing a portfolio and CV
Applying for positions
Collaborative group work online
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
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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This unit opens professional writing career pathways by equipping you with practical knowledge in a wide of range writing mediums including speech writing, briefing notes, publicity brochures, media releases and short reports, as well as a curriculum vitae and responses to selection criteria.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Writing and Research for Professional Contexts 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 or HECS-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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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