PWE Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing

(Advanced Writing and Editing)

This course can take your writing skills to the next level


* Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Why Study With Us?

Learn at your own pace, in your own time

Gain a nationally recognised qualification to jump-start your future

Flexible payment options available

Course Code PWE
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Advanced Writing and Editing)
Study mode Flexible delivery (including online with some projects/activities and/or skills-based training).
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments, Practical Editing Tasks
Nationally recognised No
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
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

Unit 4 – Creative Writing

Reading 1 – Short Story Writing I
A Brief History of The Short Story
The Basic Elements
From Fact to Fiction
Redrafting Your Work

Reading 2 – Short Story Writing II
The Elements Revisited
More About Writing
Rewriting Your Stories

Reading 3 – Writing and Mythology
Myths and How Writers Use Them
Archetypes and How Writers Use Them

Reading 4 – Myths and Symbols in Writing
Figurative Language and The Use of Symbols
Symbols in Literature

Unit 5 – Writing for a Market

Reading 1 – Screenwriting I
Introduction to Screenwriting
Structure in Screenwriting
Point of View
Screen Devices
Developing a Screenplay
The Synopsis
The Scene Breakdown

Reading 2 – Screenwriting II
Markets For Scripts
Developing The Script
Writing The Script

Reading 3 – Role of the Editor
The Editing Role and Tasks
Using Style Manuals, Guides and Sheets
Copyediting and Proofreading
Organising a Text
Technology and The Editor

  • 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.

PAYMENT OPTION 1 $2,000.00 upfront*
PAYMENT OPTION 2 $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
PAYMENT OPTION 3 Completely customise your own payment plan here.
*20% off already applied. Promo Ends Soon!

If you find a website offering the same course at a lower price, show us the lower price and we will try and match it*. T&Cs Apply.

Get a further $200 off* your course!

Sign up to get your eVoucher. Your discount will be applied to the course fee upon receipt of your enrolment. T&Cs Apply.

You Could Earn While You Learn

Traineeships with Australian College

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

Take your next step


Student Love

We love getting reviews from our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring our students feel supported and happy whilst studying with us.

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

Learn how to invest, save and plan for the future