Course Title: Provide freelance services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4405 Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Provide freelance services

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:

This unit of competency is studied in conjunction with CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry.

Course Contact: John Reeves

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4895

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Course Description

Do you want to break into the publishing, arts or communications industries? Make a living as a freelance writer or editor? Be strategic about your new creative career? This class covers everything from effective networking to making contracts, managing competing deadlines and creating professional business plans. You’ll learn from industry professionals and build the skills and knowledge you need to treat the business of writing and editing…like a business.

This course is titled Working in the Arts Industry and comprises two competencies, which are co-delivered and co-assessed:

  • CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services


1. Promote self to potential clients

2. Negotiate work arrangements

3. Manage financial and business aspects of service

4. Undertake strategic planning

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to:

  • launch and manage a freelance business
  • quote for jobs and negotiate terms of contracts
  • develop arts industry knowledge and networks.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment