Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Code: 22203VIC
Study Area:
Writing and Music


Start date: February 2020

Your career as a writer and editor starts here!

Do you have unpublished writing you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to know how to properly edit and present your work to get it published? This industry standard course has been designed to introduce participants to the skills required in the contemporary writing and editing industry and will suit the needs of a range of writing industry professionals.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full-Time – Face-to-Face – 12 months. Part-time enrolments available.

Accreditation

This qualification is state accredited

Possible careers
  • • Journalism • Technical writing • Corporate writing • Writing in electronic media • Speechwriting • Educational writing • Copy editing • Structural editing and publishing • Freelance writer

Prerequisites
  • None

Course overview

YOUR COURSE

Do you have unpublished writing you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to know how to properly edit and present your work to get it published? This industry standard course has been designed to introduce participants to the skills required in the contemporary writing and editing industry and will suit the needs of a range of writing industry professionals in a rapidly changing digital world. To complement your creative and technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, know how to deliver to a deadline and develop introductory project management skills. You will develop a portfolio of your original written work and have an opportunity to be published in Painted Words, an annual, professionally produced and printed anthology of student writing.

YOUR SKILLS

Through hands-on experience you will develop the foundation skills required to effectively use industry-standard applications such as Microsoft Word and specialist digital-publishing programmes such as Adobe’s InDesign and Photoshop.

YOUR DELIVERY

Your course is delivered in clusters of units designed to give you hands-on instruction in a range of techniques and tasks you can expect to experience in the writing industry.


How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Assessment of folio

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assessments may include practical written project-work and oral tasks.

Learning options
  • Study in a studio-based environment.

Key study areas
 

Computer skills for writers

• BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents

Industry skills

• CUAIND301A Work effectively in the creative arts industry • CUACMO301A Implement copyright arrangements

Editing foundations

• VU20880 Develop writing and editing skills

Introduction to fiction writing

• VU20881 Write fiction material • VU20883 Write short narratives

Introduction to non-fiction writing

• VU20882 Write non-fiction material • VU20888 Write journalism

Content creation for new media

• ICAWEB420A Write content for web pages • CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media

History of writing and literature

• CUVRES401A Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Introduction to writing for video, film and television

• VU20890 Write short scripts • CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project

Introduction to poetry and lyric writing

• VU20885 Write poetry • CUVPRP301A Produce creative work

Note: the units listed above include core and elective units. To achieve the qualification, you must successfully complete six core units and six electives. Unit selection takes place during a pre-enrolment interview..


Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,200.00
Concession - average total course fee*$440.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,212.50
B.   Materials average fee**$137.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$110.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


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