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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Learn to write for the digital age with this Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing course from Open Colleges. From social media to Search Engine Optimisation, this course will take you through the many aspects of successfully writing for an online audience.
If you’re interested in trying your hand as a professional writer, this course will turn your creativity and writing skills into a viable career opportunity. Develop your skills in creating digital content, both fiction and non-fiction, including technical documents, research reports, scripts and short narratives.
You’ll also learn how to research, proofread and edit, both your work and the work of others. If you’re looking to learn how to write in a more accurate and professional way then this course is perfect for you!
In this writing and editing course, the subjects you will study include:
And two electives from the following:
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
"It was very grounded in reality and it was practical as well as theoretical. I recommend doing the training before starting to write. I see people that will come to our writers group and say ‘I’ve got this lovely story, my kids love it, my grandchildren love it,’ and it would never get published because they haven’t done any training and they don’t know how to write."
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
Developed with a vocational focus, this course will ready you for a career as a writer in the digital environment.
You’ll come away from this online course with the ability to write for a multitude of platforms and publications, and be in demand as a digital marketer, copywriter, freelance writer or technical writer.With a choice of two electives, you’ll be able to hone your skillset and specialise in technical documentation, scripts, journalism or short narratives.
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