Overview

Creating Meaningful Content

Welcome to our Certificate in Professional Writing and Editing—a transformative journey for aspiring corporate content creators. This dynamic program equips you with the essential skills to excel in crafting compelling narratives, persuasive messages, and polished content in today’s competitive business landscape. Through expert guidance and hands-on experience, you’ll refine your writing prowess, master editing techniques, and unlock opportunities to shine in the corporate realm. Join us and unleash your potential as a skilled communicator.

Nationally Accredited Training

Our virtual classrooms offer you to flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home or office yet still participate in forums, meet one-on-one with educators, and enjoy the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other learners.

Outcomes

What you will achieve

Learning Outcomes

Dive into our comprehensive curriculum, meticulously designed with a blend of theory and practical application, covers essential topics such as:

  • Perform writing and editing tasks
  • Write fiction material
  • Write non-fiction material
  • Implement copyright arrangements
Course Outcomes

You will gain a deep understanding of key business concepts and develop the practical knowledge and competencies needed to excel in the corporate market:

  • communication skills needed for complex discussions
  • exposure to real business documentatio, legislation, and policy
  • confidence to help team members to reach their potential
  • educational pathways to futher your own development and career
Suitability

Before You Enrol

Entry Requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience, study or capability before your enrolment is accepted.

  • You must submit a 1,000 word written response to question
  • You may apply today.
Entry Recommendations

To be sufficienlty prepared for this qualification, we recommend that you review your capabilities, prior to enrolment:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Access to a strong an reliabile internet connection
  • The ability to access and navigate the internet and use MicrosoftOffice suite
  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy at at least the Year 12 High School level
Units

What You Will Study

To be awarded the CUA40118 – Certificate IV in Profesisonal Writing and Editing, you must successfully complete 12 units, including the six (6) core units and six (6) elective units from the list below.

Core units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop text-based documents using advanced features of word processing software.

It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding, and basic skills in operation of word processing software. They may work as individuals who provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own word processed documents.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative copyright arrangements.

This unit applies to individuals required to source copyright information, obtain permission to use other people’s material, protect material from unauthorised use and applying copyright notices for creative works.

Individuals that undertake this unit typically work under supervision with some responsibility regarding the planning and completion of work tasks.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. It applies to any field of the arts industry and is relevant to people in a wide range of occupations, for example, dancers, musicians, actors, cabaret performers, street performers, entertainment administrators, reviewers, film makers and public artists.

These individuals are required to apply judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the conventions of plain English to writing and editing tasks of different forms. It also includes editing and proofreading techniques.

It applies to individuals in various writing contexts who write and edit texts using appropriate language, style, grammar, spelling, and standard conventions for editing and proofreading.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write fiction material in a range of forms and to use basic editing and proofreading skills to refine work.

It applies to individuals who draw on a range of information sources and writing techniques to compose fiction materials in a variety of text types and styles.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write nonfiction material in a range of forms and to use basic editing and proofreading skills to refine work.

It applies to individuals who draw on a range of information sources and writing techniques to produce nonfiction materials in variety of forms and delivery media.

Elective Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.

The unit applies to those who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for own creative work. It involves research and analysis, and participation in critical and informed discussion with others about the creative work for a particular art form.

The unit applies to those who work in a creative practice in any medium. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in response to a brief on a predetermined topic.

The unit applies to those who work with a significant degree of autonomy, but who usually report to a manager or client. Individuals might be full-time research officers or those for whom research forms part of their job. Alternatively, they may provide research services on a contract basis.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and produce content for a range of media suitable for electronic or hardcopy publications such as blogs, webpages, and journal articles.

It applies to writers who seek to refine their content development techniques and approaches. This would usually be carried out independently, with some guidance from editors, agents or other relevant people.

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to write creative nonfiction material to suit different types of media publications and performance platforms.

It applies to individuals who use techniques employed by fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights and other creative writers to present factually accurate nonfiction text.

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to write narratives for print, electronic publications and a range of other media.

It applies to individuals who write narratives for different audiences and in different formats, and who develop knowledge of the elements of narrative such as theme, form, characterisation, dialogue, point of view and style in order to write narratives.

Pathways

Your Future Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates may progress their career in creative nad corporate roles, including:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer

in commercial, and government organsiations, and in creative and digital agencies.

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