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Writing doesn’t come easily to everyone. A with everything, the best way to get better at something is to practice and learn as much as you can. Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Writing and Editing) will teach you the basic information to improve your skills and edit your work, across multiple formats.

Throughout this professional development course, you will learn:

  • The Writer's Toolbox
  • The history of the written word
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Basic editing skills
  • Writing for different formats

At Australian College, we offer a comprehensive online learning experience. You can complete your course online in your own time and at your own pace.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Writing and Editing)
Course code
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments, Practical Editing Tasks
Nationally recognised
Career Opportunities
  • Professional Writer
  • Freelance Writer/Editor
  • Business Writer

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - $2,000.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
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Course units

Unit 1 - Writing Skills

Reading 1 - Overview of the Writing Industry

Writing and Its History
The Writing Industry and You
Writing Categories
The Business of Writing

Reading 2 - Editing: Grammar I

Parts of Speech
Problems With Parts of Speech
Parts of a Sentence

Reading 3 - Editing: Grammar II

Grammar Evaluating Punctuation
Producing Documented Material
Style: Conventions and Techniques

Unit 2 - Non-Fiction Writing

Reading 1 - Non-Fiction

Introduction to Non-Fiction Writing
Basic Techniques
Observation, Reporting, and Interview Strategies
Writing For Different Audiences

Reading 2 - Writing for Public Relations I

Planning The Writing Process
Public Relations Tools
Developing The Message/Media Outline
Writing Internal Communication Plans
Writing Internal Communication Publications

Reading 3 - Writing for Public Relations II

Effective Report Writing
Writing Support Materials
Developing Direct Mail Material
Speech Writing
Corporate Identity Programs
Writing Effectively For Financial Applications

Unit 3 - Writing for Industry

Reading 1 - Corporate Writing

Corporate Writing Essentials
Everyday Business Documents

Reading 2 - Technical Writing

Introduction to Technical Writing
Writing in Plain English
Writing Technical Materials
Business Writing Techniques
Instructional Writing Techniques
Writing Policies and Procedures

Reading 3 - Writing Content for the Web

Website Foundations
Designing Your Website
Publishing Your Website
Maintaining Your Website
Reviewing Content For Update

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Student reviews

The great customer service and prompt responses to my email enquiries helped me to choose Australian College as my preferred online training course. This was also the case while completing my course online and the trainers were especially helpful with their responses and feedback.

I would be happy to recommend Australian College and would strongly consider their courses for any future study requirements. Thank you!"

Rima Obeid

Combine employment and training in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
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