Writing well is a skill required in all occupations. The rapid pace of change in the ways in which information is accessed, utilised and converted into knowledge means that there is a growing need for graduates with both traditional and electronic professional and creative writing skills. The goal of Swinburne's writing programs is to teach the writing skills that are needed for success in today’s publishing environment and to expose students to opportunities for publication.
The writing suite of programs builds on the expertise of Swinburne academics in areas including creative writing, electronic writing, information management, eCommunications and writing for learning technologies. These programs will give students access to the best materials in print and online as well as to experts in their field. Students will be supported by online mentors and tutors.
The Graduate Certificate of Writing forms the first stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of:
Note: This course is available to local students and off-shore international students who are studying in a country other than Australia; this course is not available to on-shore international students on a student visa.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Writing students must complete 50 credit points comprising of:
- four core units (50 credit points).
Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (credit points). A standard annual full-time load comprises eight units (100 credit points), or part-time equivalent.
The course is delivered entirely online and is supported with eTutors, tutorials, print materials, websites and CD-ROMs.