Course Title: Refine writing and editing techniques - Advanced Novel

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Refine writing and editing techniques - Advanced Novel

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 85.0

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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: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to research and experiment with writing and editing techniques and media to generate writings. The emphasis in this course is on completing a manuscript to publishable standard and preparing to show the work to publishers and agents.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students should have completed Produce Writings- Novel (VBP552) and either have completed or be in process of completing Refine Writing and Editing Techniques -- Novel (VBP553).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP553 Refine writing and editing techniques - Advanced Novel


Determine and organise resource requirements for work

Develop and refine conceptual vision for writings

Inform work through experimentation with writing techniques and media

Plan the writing

Realise the writing

Learning Outcomes

Not Applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes part of a novel manuscript and in-class workshopping.