Course Title: Produce Writings - Writing for Children

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Produce Writings - Writing for Children

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 writing for children. It introduces the works of children’s writers and examines the techniques involved in writing, presenting and marketing fiction and non-fiction for children.   

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Writing for Children


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

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

 Overview of Assessment:  
Assessment for this course includes:

    • Writing a short report on the publishing industry
    • Reading and analyzing a number of picture book texts
    • Writing 2 picture book texts
    • Writing a non-fiction article
    • Writing 4000 words of a work of fiction suitable for younger readers
    • Presenting a class paper on an area of personal interest