This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply advanced writing techniques in a range of forms.  It applies to competent writers who seek to refine their writing techniques and approaches. This would usually be carried out independently, with some guidance from editors, agents or other relevant people.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CUAWRT404 - Perform writing and editing tasks


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research writing techniques and implement within a range of writing tasks (e.g. blog, journal, book); - complete one extended writing task of 8000-10,000 words and one short writing task of 4000 words or complete one extended writing task of 8000-10,000 words and two short writing tasks of 2,500- 3,000 words of different forms (e.g. blog, journal, and book), and; - follow relevant health and safety practices for writing tasks.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - writing techniques for a range of writing media and their application; - editing techniques used to refine writing; - use of style guides for editing of publications; - typical constraints that impact on the development of writing tasks; - copyright and intellectual property requirements as they relate to writing and publishing works, and; - purpose, use and function of word-processing software.

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