Develop your writing skills and get published
If you love to write and want to improve as a writer, or you already have writing skills and want to develop them further, NMIT’s Diploma of 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. There are 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 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing forms a pathway to working in professional writing, editing, design and other print or web-based publishing positions.
Experienced teachers who will inspire you
NMIT’s Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing is taught by experienced teachers who are published writers themselves.
NMIT’s Edwina Preston is a writer and performer with rave reviews for The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer which is her first novel. Her first book was a biography of Howard Arkley, Not Just a Suburban Boy. Edwina is an invaluable guide and mentor for NMIT writing and editing students.
As a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing student you will also have the opportunity to edit, design and lay out the twice-yearly course publication, INfusion, as well as to see your work published in it, and to read your work at one of our four Student Readings at Willow Bar in Northcote.
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: 22091VIC
- CRICOS Code: 076457E
Students must attain the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing before advancing to the diploma in the second year.
Course duration may vary depending on student requirements.
Part-time not available to International Students
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
The Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing provides the possibility of articulation to NMIT's Bachelor of Writing and Publishing, university courses such as La Trobe University's Bachelor of Arts Journalism and Professional Writing/Literature majors. Similar courses are available at RMIT, Deakin and Victoria University.
The Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing is for those wishing to improve their writing and editing skills for employment, freelance work or further study.
Local Students:Students are required to complete the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing before they can attain the diploma. Applicants should submit a writing folio and attend a selection interview. The folio must include varied examples (such as short pieces, extracts from long pieces, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, academic writing and so on).
International Students:Students are required to complete the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing before they can advance to the diploma in the second year. Australian Year 12 (or recognised equivalent) or relevant work experience. IELTS Academic 6.5 or higher (or recognised equivalents). Mature Age.
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 in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
Please contact the department directly if you are interested in studying part-time.
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Please contact the International Office for the latest course information on +61 3 9269 1666.
Units of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
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.
|BSBCRT402A||Collaborate In A Creative Process|
|BSBEBU401A||Review And Maintain A Website|
|BSBITU309A||Produce Desktop Published Documents|
|CUFIND201A||Develop And Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge|
|CUFIND401A||Provide Services On A Freelance Basis|
|CUFWRT402A||Write Extended Stories|
|CUVCOR04B||Originate Concept For Own Work And Conduct Critical Discourse|
|CUVCOR13B||Research And Critically Analyse History And Theory To Inform Artistic Practice|
|VU20277||Refine Writing Skills|
|VU20278||Refine Editing Skills|
|VU20279||Write For Children And Young Adults|
|VU20280||Develop A Novel To A Second Draft|