PWR60004 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • 13 week study period

Contact hours

  • Online study equivalent to 12.5 hours per week

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 1 HOL Study Period 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

22 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

31 May 21 - 29 Aug 21

28 Sep 21

Last self enrolment:
13 Jun 21

21 Jun 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Jul 21


Admission to  the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing or Masters of Writing

Aims and objectives

In this unit, you gain insights into how journalists define news and construct news stories; develop an understanding of how news stories and features are structured; explore the various genres of journalistic writing through practical exercises; and create a marketable piece of journalistic writing.
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and critically evaluate the functions and conventions of journalistic reporting
2. Demonstrate practical hard news writing skills
3. Initiate, plan, research, and produce a feature article of publishable standard

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing and Masters of Writing