Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing - CUA40118

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00111D

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake a range of writing and editing tasks required across a range of industries. Individuals will be required to write in a range of contexts and text types. They will also be required to edit and proofread their own written works preparing them for roles across a range of industries, including the writing or editing industries. They may provide guidance to others but have limited responsibility for the output of others.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Write content for a range of media
  • Write scripts
  • Edit texts
  • Develop content for publication
  • Write for young children
  • Conduct research
  • Write comedy
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Perform writing and editing tasks
  • Design and produce text documents
  • Create technical documentation
  • Produce creative work
  • Write content for web pages
  • Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries
  • Write creative nonfiction material
  • Write narratives
  • Provide freelance services
  • Write fiction material
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Produce desktop published documents
  • Realise a creative project
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Prepare files for publication
  • Write nonfiction material
  • Write simple stories
  • Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Write poetry

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Hawthorn Domestic: $10,980
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Hawthorn.

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

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