Undergraduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing

Build your creative and professional writing skills to confidently communicate in a wide range of genres, styles and careers.
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Non-award

The Undergraduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing is an introduction to the fundamentals of creative and persuasive writing. Designed for aspiring creative writers, professionals looking to update their writing skills, and also people looking to change to a career requiring contemporary writing skills.

You will graduate with a writing portfolio that can be used to demonstrate your skills to future employers in a range of areas such as professional communication, copywriting, website content writing, freelance writing, advertising, art writing, digital and media communications, journalism, technical writing, creative writing, editing and proofreading.

The course is offered 100% online and part-time over 12 months so you have the flexibility to combine study and work.

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing you can pathway into the Bachelor of Arts with full credit (60 credit points).  

  • Copywriter
  • Corporate writer
  • Freelance writer
  • Creative writer
  • Communications officer
  • Communications manager
  • Digital marketing

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL WRITING
BAWRT1002, 15 credit points
Electives

Semester 2

WRITING STORIES
BAWRT1001, 15 credit points
Electives

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700811371 (On-line Learning)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HE3

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021

This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full-time study.

The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Sue Yell