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Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)

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  • Awarded by

    Curtin University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableHECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration

    24 units

  • Start Date

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Last modified: 13 Dec 2016

About this course

Studying this Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program through Open Universities Australia will give you the education and practical training to excel in the craft of writing and pursue a career in publishing.

In this highly tailored writing and publishing degree, you will gain skills and training in the essentials of writing, editing and publishing, and learn about the importance of context and culture on writing styles and techniques.

Want to know more about life as an OUA student? Listen to Suzanne's story.

My degree through OUA formalised my years of experience.

  • Prerequisites


    Anyone can apply.

  • Subjects

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    In this Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program, you can study:

    • Engaging in the humanities
    • Developing research and analytical skills
    • Text and culture
    • Critical thinking
    • Engaging media
    • Engaging in the humanities
    • Australian and global society
    • Art and creativity
    • Text, image, culture
    • Introduction to writing
    • Writing, rhetoric and persuasion
    • Writing the zeitgeist
    • Writing, editing and publishing
    • Writing, deception and authenticity
    • Writing magazine features
    • Writing creatvie non-fiction
    • Writing and research for professional contexts
    • Writing humour
    • Advanced editing and publishing
    • Writing the past
    • Professional writing placement
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  • Why Open Universities Australia?

    For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online. OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.

    Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

    The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) program will give you education and training in the craft and the business of writing. Graduates can expect to be employed in research, writing, editing and publishing in government and industry, as well as the not-for-profit sector, arts organisations, and the magazine and book industries.


If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, HECS-HELP or scholarships.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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