Real Life Writing

PWR60002 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 3

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

30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21


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

Aims and objectives

In this unit, students will learn how to read, write and research a wide range of writing styles typical to those met in the course of their work and/or life. Students will gain insight into different forms of professional writing, have access to professionals speaking about their particular form of professional writing, develop understanding of the relationship between professional writing style and target audience, and obtain skills in writing for different professional purposes.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify and critically evaluate a range of review-based and popular writing styles and forms appropriate to the field of creative, professional and industry-based writing
2. Demonstrate practical skills in researching for and composing styles appropriate to their chosen writing project
3. Conceptualise, methodologise, collate data, contextualise, and produce a writing project demonstrating an understanding of target audience and industry or professional publication requirements.

Courses with unit

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