Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Take the first step towards a writing career which can take you around the world, or lets you work from home. Writers are on the frontline of a revolution in information which demands an ability to communicate in print, on the web and in social media.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CUA40118

You will learn about copyright, how to establish your career in the creative arts industry and to design and produce professional text documents. But most importantly, you will enhance your writing skills across fiction and non-fiction and narratives and writing for children. You will also learn to conduct research and to write for a range of media and gain knowledge of the markets available to professional writers and editors. This one-year program (or 2 years part-time) will give you the opportunity to continue studying in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing or to seek employment in a range of fields.

 

  • Creative writer
  • Editing assistant/trainee
  • Marketing and public relations assistant
  • Publishing assistant
  • Design and production trainee
  • Freelance writer
  • Writer
  • Proofreading assistant/trainee
  • Journalist trainee
  • Publicity assistant

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS
BSBITU303
IMPLEMENT COPYRIGHT ARRANGEMENTS
CUACMP311
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY
CUAIND311
PERFORM WRITING AND EDITING TASKS
CUAWRT404
WRITE FICTION MATERIAL
CUAWRT405
WRITE NONFICTION MATERIAL
CUAWRT406
CONDUCT RESEARCH
CUARES402
RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE
CUARES403
EDIT TEXTS
CUAWRT401
WRITE CREATIVE NONFICTION MATERIAL
CUAWRT409
WRITE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
CUAWRT411
WRITE NARRATIVES
CUAWRT414

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

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

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

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PWE

National course code: CUA40118

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this program.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this program.

Extra Requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements but candidates are required to submit a 500-word piece or collection of writing with their application.

Students attend classes 3.5 days per week in Semester 1 and 3 days per week in Semester 2, in a combination of face to face and online delivery.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students will be required to purchase texts for some units; a booklist will be provided upon enrolment.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

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.

 

 

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