22203VIC - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
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VU course code:22203VIC
Location and VTAC course code:
Location VTAC course code Footscray Nicholson 4300880654 Online
Study mode:Part Time, Full Time
Delivery mode:Face to FaceOnline
Duration:1 year full time or longer for part time
Unlock your potential as a writer. You will gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the writing, editing and publishing industries.
The course provides you with theoretical and practical skills in a range of writing, editing and production tasks.
- creative writer
- professional writer
- public relations officer
- freelance writer
- media officer
Find out more about pathways and credits.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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.
This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop knowledge and skills in:
- industry knowledge
- industry laws and regulations
- copyright requirements
- technological skills
- use of the internet
- writing and editing skills
- concept development
- history and theory
- information collection and organisation
These skills would enable graduates to obtain employment as a writer within an organisation, or to write for personal interest.
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. For example, in applying the principles of writing and editing to a range of creative fields.
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, in 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, in 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, in utilising modern technology to develop a range of writing products.
- Communication skills to guide activities and provide technical advice in the area of work and learning. For example, in developing and discussing ideas for their creative works with others.
To achieve the award of a 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing participants must complete Twelve (12) units of competency, consisting of:
- Six (6) Core Units and;
- Six (6) Elective Units.
RPL / Credit Transfer Only
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.
As a minimum, entrants to the 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing should have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.
How to apply for this course
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.
Direct applications due 31 December 2017.
Consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:Apply direct to VU
You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).
Direct applications due 31 December 2017.
After you apply:
- It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered
You can also contact us directly:
- Ring us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
- Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU