Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing - CUA50118

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake a range of advanced writing and editing tasks required across diverse industries, including the writing or editing industries. Individuals will be required to write in a range of contexts and text types. They have autonomy in performing writing and editing tasks and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating writing and editing their own work and the work of others.Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 13 units: 7 core
  • 6 elective


  • Write content for a range of media
  • Write scripts
  • Perform writing and editing tasks
  • Plan social media engagement
  • Originate a body of independent creative work
  • Edit scripts
  • Develop nonfiction works for publication
  • Market the small business
  • Produce complex desktop published documents
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Develop fiction works for publication
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Write persuasive copy
  • Adapt digital content for publication on different devices
  • Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Write extended stories
  • Provide public affairs writing and editorial services
  • Perform advanced editing tasks
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Provide freelance services
  • Write fiction material
  • Write song lyrics
  • Realise a body of creative work
  • Develop children's and young adults' written works for publication
  • Undertake project work
  • Write nonfiction material
  • Perform advanced writing tasks
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Coordinate editing and pre-production processes for a publication
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Write complex documents

Standard entry requirements

To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills in writing and editing and ability to:Write short works (approximately 1,000 words) suitable for publication in any mediaEdit other people\u2019s written work for grammar, punctuation and appropriate use of languageProvide an objective critique of other people\u2019s written work in a positive manner to assist re-writing.Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Domestic: $11,000
International: $11,000
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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