Course Title: Refine editing skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5295 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Refine editing skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency requires you to edit sophisticated written texts, often extended writings. This would include evaluation of quality, strengths and weaknesses; attention to substance and structure; and revision required for consistency and correctness of expression. You are required to onsider how varied approaches may be appropriate for specific audiences, and to demonstrate familiary with Australian publishing conventions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20278 Refine editing skills


1 Appraise the suitability of written material for a specific purpose or readership.

2 Liaise closely with author and/or client to make all significant substantive editing decisions

3 Undertake substantive editing of a text

4 Undertake editing of the style of the text

5 Edit for completeness and consistency

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Diploma of Profesional Writing and Editing- Program booklet for Students

Overview of Assessment

Please refer to the Diploma of Profesional Writing and Editing- Program booklet for Students