Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
- This information is for local students.
- This course is not available to international students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
|Duration||1 year full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Campus and intakes||
Main intakes - Main intakes offer students every available option of study mode (e.g. full-time, part-time) and unit selection.what is a main intake?
|VTAC course code||3400278034 (fee type determined by provider)|
For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.
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Course in detail
Units of study
BSBPMG510A Manage projects
CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
CUFWRT402A Write extended stories
VU20276 Write non-fiction
VU20277 Refine writing skills
VU20278 Refine editing skills
Specialisation Area 1: Specialist writing
BSBPUB403A Develop public relations documents
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents
BSBWRT501A Write persuasive copy
CUFWRT601A Write scripts
CUSMCP302A Write song lyrics
CUSWRT501A Write about music
PSPPA501A Provide public affairs writing and editorial services
VU20279 Write for children and young adults
VU20280 Develop a novel to a second draft
BSBADV510A Create mass electronic media advertisements
BSBEBU401A Review and maintain a website
CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media
CUFWRT602A Edit scripts
ICAD4209B Write content for web pages
BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CUFRES401A Conduct research
CUFWRT401A Edit texts
CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements
CUSFIM501A Secure funding for projects
CUVCOR04B Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse
CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice
BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents
BSBITU404A Produce complex desktop published documents
CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images
Aims and objectives
Student testimonial - Shelagh Grieveson
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
I am delighted to be enrolled in the Dip PWE at Swinburne, which is a practical, flexible, thoughtfully planned and prepared writing course offering a range of subjects for full- and part-time students and providing for mature students with families and work commitments.
Develop writing and editing skills (VBP551)
Produce writings (VBP552)
Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)
Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them in workplace situations (CUFGEN02A)
Address copyright requirements (CUSADM08A)
Follow health safety and security procedures (CUFSAF01B)
Design and develop text documents (BSBADM304A)
Access and use the internet (ICPMM63B)
Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work (CUVCOR03A)
Source information on history and theory and apply to own area of work (CUVCOR11A)
Collect and organise information (CUSRAD01A)
Participants entering the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing having not completed the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing will need to demonstrate the above competencies by presentation of a portfolio.
Courses at Swinburne can provide an alternative entry option, or pathway, into further TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate courses if you don’t meet the entry requirements. For example, successful completion of a Swinburne diploma or advanced diploma provides credits that can advance you to later stages of an undergraduate degree. Certificate level studies can also pathway through to higher level TAFE studies. Whatever your situation, pathways ensure you gain the maximum benefit for previous study – whether at Swinburne or another institution. For more information, please visit the Pathways website.
Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further information refer to the Credit Transfer website.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. To learn more about RPL and how to apply, please visit the RPL website.
How to apply
Full-time (Semester 1) applications can also be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
For further information, visit the VTAC website.
VTAC course code
3400278034 (fee type determined by provider)
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