Course Title: Write non-fiction

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5295 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Write non-fiction

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2013,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit of competency requires you to demonstrate the skills relevant to creating a publishable nonfiction work. These include an ability to use structure, style and tone appropriate to a concept, to undertake appropriate research, and to respond to feedback from specialists in the field. A fictional genre, work or issue might form the subject of such nonfiction writing. The relevant nonfiction writing techniques might also be demonstrated in the process of developing creative or hybrid-genre writings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20276 Write non-fiction


1 Develop a concept suitable for a work of non-fiction

2 Clarify project requirements

3 Plan writing

4 Develop draft

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Diploma of Profesional Writing and Editing- Program booklet for Students

Overview of Assessment

Please refer to the Diploma of Profesional Writing and Editing- Program booklet for Students