You’ll explore your creativity and hone it for various styles and forms – from fiction and non-fiction to journalism, business writing, and public relations.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for entry level writing, editing, and creative roles in various fields. You’ll have the confidence to write in an engaging style with accuracy and flair.
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1 year full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
- Part-time (day)
VTAC course code
- 3400278034 (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
What I like most is the supportive environment. Our tutors are always available and very generous with feedback. Weekly exercises have taught me about writing for different audiences and purposes. I've even had a few pieces published. This course can also be a stepping stone to a diploma or degree.
Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
Part of the Melbourne writing community
In 2014, Sarah Giles began her Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. Today, she has a diploma and bachelor degree under her belt, and is tackling a PhD in creative writing.
Along the way, Sarah has involved herself in the Melbourne writing community by volunteering at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Feminist Writers’ Festival, Writers Victoria and Swinburne Writers’ Festival. ‘It was thanks to the encouragement of my teachers,’ said Sarah. ‘They were all so supportive.’ Sarah has now been published by TEXT Journal, The Victorian Writer, Underground Writers, Lip Magazine and Melbourne Noir Cards, and has worked as a freelance copywriter and website manager. All while continuing her studies.