Course Title: Refine writing skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5314 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Refine writing skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will draft, write and edit many different kinds of workplace documents.You will learn to inform and to persuade, taking into account the purpose and context of the writing.Through research and experimentation with writing techniques in a range of media, you will gain the skills and knowledge required to write for both the ear and the eye.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20277 Refine writing skills


1. Inform work through experimentation with writing techniques and media

2. Develop and refine a concept for a piece of work

3. Determine and organise resource requirements for work

4. Plan the writing

5. Complete writing

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you to demonstrate proficiency in a range of writing styles.
Assessment tasks in this course include the development and refinement of a range of writing pieces which address the current standards used in the workplace. All assessment should meet a professional level of completion.