C4405 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

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Plan: C4405 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
Qualification national code: CUA40118
Nominal hours: 1234
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Design and Social Context (375T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/svdsc
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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing offers you the fundamental skills and knowledge to write and edit professionally – exploring your creativity, while gaining solid technical skills.

Working with expert teachers, you hone your writing skills in fiction and non-fiction, and sharpen your editing skills for publication. You also learn to write clearly with confidence, as well as craft, design and produce content for target audiences across platforms.

Suited to a range of students, this program gives you broad, transferable writing and editing skills relevant to any creative or professional writing context.

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Articulation and pathways

When you successfully complete this program and apply to other RMIT University programs, you may be eligible for credit. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum academic entry requirements.

Selection task

All applicants must complete and submit the selection task. Some applicants may be required to attend an interview.
 

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Professional Writing and Editing. However, this program has strong industry support and all course content, delivery and assessment is informed by industry through an Industry Advisory Committee. The teachers in the Professional Writing and Editing program are all industry practitioners – fiction or nonfiction writers, editors, copywriters, and content and communications writers. –  and through them, you will also have the opportunity to further your understanding of current industry trends and work practices.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on library resources and services, go to Library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

- transition to tertiary study and learning

- study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

- enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

- career development and employment

- living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

- opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

- opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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