Unlock your potential as a writer with a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria Polytechnic.
This course will provide you with theoretical and practical skills in a range of writing, editing and production tasks. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in literary events and in producing publications.
You’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to succeed in the writing, editing and publishing industries. Writing skills are also highly valued in almost all industries.
You will gain experience and understanding to work effectively in the creative arts industry, including:
To be awarded the 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, consisting of:
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Previous completion of units at Victoria Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the training package and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria Polytechnic.
The course outcomes are consistent with a Certificate IV in the Australian Qualifications Framework, in that they enable the graduate to have broad factual, technical and theoretical knowledge in a specialised field of work and learning.
Graduates of the 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing will have:
• cognitive skills to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources, for example, gathering the items of information required to develop a concept for creative writing;
• cognitive, technical and communication skills to apply and communicate technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, for example, adapting writing style and content to meet the needs of different audiences;
• specialist technical skills to complete routine and non-routine tasks and functions, for example, utilising modern technology to develop a range of writing products, and;
• communication skills to guide activities and provide technical advice in the area of work and learning, for example, developing and discussing ideas for their creative works with others.
Graduates of the 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing will be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
• to specialised tasks or functions in known or changing contexts, for example, producing writing products for a variety of contexts;
• with responsibility for own functions and outputs, and may have limited responsibility for organisation of others, for example, producing draft written works and final products within agreed timelines, and;
• with limited responsibility for the quantity and quality of output of others in a team within limited parameters, for example, proofreading and editing of the works of others.
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fee type: VET
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
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Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
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Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Applicants are best placed to successfully undertake this qualification if they have literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.