Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Victoria University (VU)
Victoria University (VU)
Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is recognised for its world-class teaching, research and international outlook. It ranks in the top two per cent of universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016/17).
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Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
This course is designed to provide students with the skills in writing and editing for employment or further tertiary study. They will develop awareness of industry standards and demands and develop knowledge of the markets available to the professional writer and editor.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Manage projects; Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge; Provide services on a freelance basis; Write extended stories; Write non-fiction; Refine writing skills; Refine editing skills. Electives: Develop public relations documents; Write scripts; Write persuasive copy; Write content for a range of media; Edit texts; Implement copyright arrangements; plus more.RTO code: Uni; 3113
DiplomaCourse code: 22091VIC
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 2 years
13 units: 7 core; 6 elective
Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
Life after Study
Copywriters interpret how a potential market will react to an advertising proposal, and write material to advertise products or services.
Editors read and correct written material for publication, draft and implement editorial policy, decide on the content of publications or news items and manage the production of publications and the staff involved, depending on the position they hold.
Writers plan and write literary or other written work for publication or performance. Writers may create original pieces of written work, which can take the form of poetry, novels, short stories, biographies, blogs, plays or film, radio and television scripts. They may also write for multimedia distribution.
About Victoria University (VU)
Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is recognised for its world-class teaching, research and international outlook. It ranks in the top two per cent of universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016/17) and is firmly positioned in the QS World University Rankings (2016/17). It is also a recognised leader in sport education, with a growing national and international reputation for teaching and research in sport, exercise science and active living.
VU is renowned for providing high quality, affordable and accessible education to students from diverse countries, cultures and educational backgrounds. It offers flexible pathways between both higher education and vocational education and training (VET). VU creates opportunities and success for more than 40,000 students every year, including 14,000 international students from over 100 countries.
VU provides quality research training and undertakes specialised, cross-disciplinary research in its flagship areas of sport, health and active living; education, lifelong learning and workforce development; and sustainable industries and liveable cities. The university’s research training program and support services are designed to help students develop practical research skills and build networks to support their progress. State-of-the-art facilities – including a $68 million Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Precinct and a $44 million construction industry training facility – underpin the university’s research strengths.
VU delivers qualifications to more than 8,500 students who study with partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia and Singapore. Every year, more than 500 VU students choose to study part of their degree at one of VU’s 130 worldwide exchange institutions, or participate in short-term study tours.
The university’s collaborations with thousands of industry and business partners provide outstanding opportunities for student workplace learning, producing graduates with global employment skills. Among its key partners are the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the Australian Institute of Sport and the World Health Organisation.
Many VU courses are developed with, and accredited by, globally-recognised industry bodies, including Engineers Australia, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, and the Australian Computer Society, placing VU graduates ahead of the pack.
VU’s 160,000-plus registered alumni work in leadership positions worldwide, with more than 28,500 residing overseas. Alumni chapters in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia enable VU graduates to connect and engage with their alma mater through exclusive networking and professional development opportunities.
In 2016, VU celebrated 25 years as a university, 100 years since the founding of its predecessor and 55 years of educating international students.
College of Arts – offers a wide range of courses and conducts world-class research in cultural studies, communication, community development, creative arts and industries, psychology, social science, social work and youth work.
College of Business – has an international reputation for research excellence and its MBA is ranked in Australia’s top 10 by The Australian Financial Review’sBOSS Magazine and Australia’s top three by CEO magazine.
College of Education – emphasises on-the-job experience in teacher education and youth work through a partner network of schools, community groups, government and universities. VU is one of the few Australian universities to offer a prep to year 12 Bachelor of Education, which allows graduates to teach at any school level.
College of Engineering and Science – offers architectural, building, civil, mechanical, electrical and sports engineering, as well as courses in information technology, building surveying and science.
College of Health and Biomedicine – provides hands-on learning, teaching and research in nursing and midwifery, dermal sciences, osteopathy, beauty therapy, nutrition and paramedics.
College of Law and Justice – provides education designed in consultation with legal professionals in all aspects of the law. Second- and third-year students can participate in real cases at the Melbourne, Sunshine and Werribee Magistrates’ Courts.
College of Sport and Exercise Science – VU offers courses in all aspects of sport, physical education, recreation management, coaching and exercise science. Courses are based mainly at Footscray Park, home of the university’s $68 million Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Precinct and renowned Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL).
Victoria University Polytechnic — delivers VU’s VET courses. These include apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships, skills recognition and other certificate and diploma courses tailored to meet current and future workforce needs. Course areas include trades, hair and beauty, health, sport, community services, transition education and service industries.
For Victoria University course information:
03 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI
After travelling from Hong Kong to complete a VU bachelor degree, Sally Cheung has returned for industry-relevant postgraduate study to take her career higher.
"I’ve chosen VU to undertake three courses because of the knowledge I’ve gained from classes and the networks I’ve been able to build with people from many different backgrounds. VU also offers a lot of support to international students who have different needs.
When completing my bachelor degree, I undertook an exchange program to Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. When I graduated, I gained employment with the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, where I was responsible for organising sport events and assisting athletes in their retirement planning.
After four years in that role, I decided to return to VU for postgraduate studies. My goal is to advance to management roles and I found that the subjects offered in the Master of Communications were practical and matched the real working environment of my industry. The lecturers are passionate and very open-minded. They are all professional in their field and always share their experience in class."