Course Title: Develop a novel to a second draft

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5295 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Develop a novel to a second draft

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit of competency requires you to assess and reflect on an existing draft of a novel as the basis for sustained development. This includes attention to form, structure, style and point of view, as well as to details of expression. Marketing and publishing strategies are explored, and a proposal and publishing pitch developed.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For information regarding the delivery of this course please refer to the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing Student Handbook.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20280 Develop a novel to a second draft


1 Review existing draft

2 Plan the development of the draft

3 Develop extended draft of novel

4 Revise extended draft

5 Explore publishing / marketing strategies for own novel

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have the ability to develop and extend your ability as a writer and understand the elements and principals of exploring your creative vision.

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete a number of pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.