Course Title: Develop writing and editing skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Develop writing and editing skills

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Course Administrator

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254368

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Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge required by writers and editors in a professional context.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP551 Develop writing and editing skills


1. Ensure the clarity of language  

2. Apply the appropriate voice and tone

3. Apply the accepted conventions of grammar and usage to a range of written contexts 

4. Use correct spelling and punctuation                           

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve:

  • An editing and grammar test
  • An editorial report on an unpublished manuscript
  • An end-of-semester grammar and paragraphing test
  • An oral presentation
  • A copyediting test
  • A punctuation test
  • A major editing project
  • A proofreading test