Have you always wanted to write a novel or a screenplay? What about writing for digital media? Or, what about using your gap year to develop your writing skills and get a head start on your future career? Then our professional writing and editing course is for you.

At our CAE City campus, you will study under the guidance of experienced teachers, all of whom are published writers and experts in their field.

The Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing is a highly practical course designed to help you develop and extend your writing skills. You will learn core computing and editing skills and study subjects such as short story, non-fiction, screenwriting, writing for children, novel writing and journalism. 




National Code 22203VIC
Study Areas Writing & Editing
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: flexible options available

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses City


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,023.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $605.00
Full Tuition Fee $8,835.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $232.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 1 year (approximately 2 days for study per week - see sample timetable below under Course Structure)

Part time: flexible options are available

City

Students are required to have high level English writing skills and a strong interest in literature

You can apply for any number of diploma or university degree programs

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

This course may improve your prospects for gaining employment in many fields. You can also become a published writer of fiction or non-fiction.

To complete the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing, you will undertake 6 core units and 6 electives.

Following is a sample timetable for 2019, showing classes scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays:

Semester 1

Weeks 8 – 14 (18 February – 5 April)

Weeks 17 – 25 (22 April – 21 June)

Tuesday

Wednesday

CUAIND301A – Work effectively in the creative arts industry (core)

CUFCMP301A – Implement copyright arrangements (core)

9.30am – 12.00pm

VU20882 – Write non-fiction material (core) 

9.30am – 12.00pm

VU20888 – Write journalism (elective)

1.00pm – 5.00pm

VU20881 – Write fiction material (core)

VU20883 – Write short narratives (elective)

1.00pm – 5.00pm

Semester 2

Weeks 30 – 38 (22 July – 20 September)

Weeks 41 – 47 (7 October – 22 November)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Editing

BSBITU303A – Design and produce text documents (core) and VU20880 – Develop writing and editing skills (core)

 

9.30am – 5.00pm

CUVPRP301A – Produce creative work

9.30am – 12.00pm

VU20890 – Write short scripts

9.30am – 12.30pm

CUVRES401A – Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

1.00pm – 5.00pm

VU20884 – Write long narratives

1.30pm – 5.00pm

 

After Hours Writers’ Program – Year Long

 

Tuesday

(must be studied with Thursdays)

Thursday

(must be studied with Tuesdays)

Saturday

Term 1 2/2 – 6/4

BSBITU303A DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS

5.30pm – 8.30pm

BSBITU303A DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20886 WRITE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

9.30am – 2.30pm

Term 2 27/4 – 29/6

VU20880 DEVELOP WRITING AND EDITING SKILLS  

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20880 DEVELOP WRITING AND EDITING SKILLS  

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20881 – WRITE FICTION MATERIAL  

9.30am – 2.30pm

Term 3 20/7 – 21/9

BSBITU303A DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS

5.30pm – 8.30pm

BSBITU303A DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20882 – WRITE NON-FICTION MATERIAL  

9.30am – 2.30pm

Term 4 12/10 – 7/12

VU20880 DEVELOP WRITING AND EDITING SKILLS  

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20880 DEVELOP WRITING AND EDITING SKILLS  

5.30pm – 8.30pm

VU20883 – WRITE SHORT NARRATIVES

9.30am – 2.30pm

 

Code

Title

Hours

BSBITU303A DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS 90.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop predominantly text based documents using advanced features of word processing software.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUFCMP301A IMPLEMENT COPYRIGHT ARRANGEMENTS 20.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative copyright arrangements. This unit is related to CUFCMP501A Manage and exploit copyright arrangements. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU20880 DEVELOP WRITING AND EDITING SKILLS 120.0

This unit covers the knowledge and skills in the use of the English language for writing and editing tasks. It also includes the use of appropriate punctuation, as well as basic proofreading and editing skills.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU20881 WRITE FICTION MATERIAL 50.0

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to write fiction material such as, narratives, dialogue, genre and poetry. It also includes the use of appropriate punctuation, as well as basic proof reading and editing skills.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU20882 WRITE NON-FICTION MATERIAL 50.0

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to write non-fiction material such as, feature articles, obituaries, reviews and advertorials. It also includes the use of appropriate punctuation, as well as basic proof reading and editing skills.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAIND301A WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY 50.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. These include relationship building, negotiation techniques, work prioritisation and personal development.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUVRES401A RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE 70.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research history and theory for application to artistic practice.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUVPRP301A PRODUCE CREATIVE WORK 45.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to plan and produce creative work in any media through the exploration of ideas and techniques.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:


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