Develop your writing skills and get published
If you love to write and want to improve as a writer, or you already have skills in these areas and want to develop them further, NMIT’s Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing is ideal and will prepare you for a career in the creative industries.
You will develop your writing, editing and print production skills within a course designed for emerging writers and editors, with a range of specialities to choose from diverse study areas including non-fiction, editing and proofreading, popular and literary fiction, poetry and writing for children.
A pathway to success as a writer
NMIT’s Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing forms a pathway to working in professional writing, editing, design and other print or web-based publishing positions.
On completion of this course, you can go on to study the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing.
Experienced teachers who will inspire you
NMIT’s Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing is taught by experienced teachers who are published writers themselves.
The course is taught at the Collingwood campus which is convenient for public transport links.
International Students please note: The fees displayed below are per annum (unless course duration is less than 1 year). Please contact the International Office for the latest fees information.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: 22203VIC
- CRICOS Code: 078288A
Course duration may vary depending on student requirements.
Part-time not available to International Students
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
The Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing provides the possibility of articulation to the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing.
The Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing is for those wishing to improve their writing and editing skills for employment, freelance work or further study.
Local Students:All applicants should submit a writing folio. The folio must include varied examples (such as short pieces, extracts from long pieces, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, academic writing and so on). Direct entry applicants will also be required to attend a selection interview. Direct entry applicants are welcome, but priority consideration will be given to VTAC applicants. For midyear entry please contact department to arrange an interview.
International Students:Australian Year 12 (or recognised equivalent) or relevant work experience. IELTS Academic 6.5 or higher (or recognised equivalents). Mature Age. Applicants are required to submit a writing folio including varied samples and may need to arrange an interview with the department.
written exercises, research reports, tests, oral presentations, projects, articles, stories, novel, role plays, interviews, field visits, contribution to classroom discussion, demonstrations, collections of information.
Materials Fee $200 paid as part of enrolment.
Local Fees:Want all the information on fees and charges? Click here to find out more, or contact NMIT on 03 9269 8400.
AU$11,000.00 per year
How to Apply:
To start this course at midyear or in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
Please contact the department directly if you are interested in studying part-time.
Enrol now to save before 2014
Our fees are set to increase from 1 January, 2014. Enrol now to take advantage of our 2013 prices or contact us for more information.
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Please contact the International Office for the latest course information on +61 3 9269 1666.
Units of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, as indicated in the National Training Package. Actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
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