This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop works of fiction using a range of formats and approaches suitable for publication.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: collect, compile and record raw material as the basis of a fiction work; - create a narrative suitable for a work of fiction; - organise material; - pitch a concept or idea; - plan a complex writing project; - write a proposal; - communication skills sufficient to undertake interviews and to work with other people; - research skills sufficient to undertake archival research, electronic searches and case study approaches; - interview skills sufficient to interview a wide range of persons of differing backgrounds, and; - writing and editing skills sufficient to produce an extended work using correct style, grammar, proof correction and revision.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - marketing and distribution strategies; - legislation governing copyright and ownership of material; - legislation governing privacy provisions; - the markets that exist for fiction works; - the range of writing techniques and editing most appropriate to works of fiction, and; - different sources for research.

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