Course Title: Produce Writings - Journalism

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Produce Writings - Journalism

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 110.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to complete a writing task and introduces students to the craft of Journalism. It looks at cultivating a critical awareness of appropriate language, style and word length for a range of media publications.                               

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Journalism


1. Analyse the purpose of the writing task

2.  Investigate the scope of the writing task

3. Plan the writing task

4. Create the writing task

5. Realise the writing task  

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

    Overview of Assessment

     Assessment includes class exercises and examples of each of the following:

    •  An interview
    •  A review
    •  A magazine article
    •  An opinion piece
    •  An informative piece
    •  An article for a publication of choice