Course Description

The Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing provides students with skills in writing and editing for employment or for further study. Students develop awareness of industry standards and demands, and gain knowledge of the markets available to professional writers and editors. Units cover industry laws and regulations, freelancing, refining editing skills, refining writing skills for fiction, non-fiction, script writing and editing, writing for different media including print, online and screen, writing for journalism or business, managing writing/editing projects and researching literature for writers.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $10,040 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,240 total course cost.

Duration

1 year full time,

Starting dates

March

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.4% (national average 69.3%)
Improved skills: 77.1% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 78.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 58.6% (national average 58.3%)
Studying full time: 8.1% (national average 17.1%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $48,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: 22091VIC

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