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Writing & Communication Courses

If you've got a way with words, we've got courses that could help you turn your raw potential into a profession.

Providing specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists for more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism can deliver the expert tuition required to polish your skills and acquire the commercial savvy you need to succeed.

Whether you see yourself as a Walkley Award-winning reporter or the author of a blockbuster novel, our courses will encourage you to embrace the power of the written word and discover where your flair for writing could lead.

Writing & Communication Courses

Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Learn to harness the power of your ideas and take your passion for writing and editing to a new level.

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Certificate in Advanced Freelance Journalism

If you are an experienced journalist or you've completed the Certificate in Freelance Journalism, this course will help you take your skills to the next level.

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Certificate in Creative Writing

Open Colleges Certificate in Creative Writing provides an introduction to the craft of creative writing and an overview of the skills required in various writing disciplines.

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Certificate in Crime, Mystery & Suspense Writing

The popular crime fiction genre offers many opportunities for successful authors to pursue full-time and part-time writing careers.

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Certificate in Freelance Journalism

Career opportunities for freelance journalists span print, broadcast and online media.

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Certificate in Freelance Sports Writing & Photography

This specialist Open Colleges course provides fundamental training for aspiring sports journalists.

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Certificate in Freelance Travel Writing & Photography

This Open Colleges course has been developed for students seeking to capitalise on the market for packaged travel articles and photography.

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Certificate in Non-fiction Writing & Publishing

This course addresses the process of writing a non-fiction book or article and progressing it through to publication.

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Certificate in Professional Children's Writing

Children's writing is an expansive field encompassing, among other categories, non-fiction, educational books and genre fiction.

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Certificate in Professional Editing & Proofreading

This specialised Open Colleges course first provides an introduction to the business of editing and proofreading, followed by training in core skill areas.

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Certificate in Professional Scriptwriting

Writing for film, television, video and radio is a highly specialised craft, and Open Colleges Certificate in Professional Scriptwriting has been developed to give aspiring scriptwriters the specific skills needed to gain employment in the industry.

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Certificate in Romance Writing

Whether you are interested in romance writing as a hobby or aspire to publication, this course will provide you with highly relevant skills and industry knowledge.

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Certificate in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing

Whether you enjoy writing for pleasure or seek a pathway to a writing career, this specialised Open Colleges course provides a fascinating introduction to a booming genre.

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Certificate in Short Story Writing

There is a market for well-written short stories and this course will help aspiring authors to identify opportunities for publication.

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Certificate in Writing a Best-seller

To produce a best-selling novel you must strike a chord with a wide audience.

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Writing & Communication Courses

If you've got a way with words, we've got courses that could help you turn your raw potential into a profession.

Providing specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists for more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism can deliver the expert tuition required to polish your skills and acquire the commercial savvy you need to succeed.

Whether you see yourself as a Walkley Award-winning reporter or the author of a blockbuster novel, our courses will encourage you to embrace the power of the written word and discover where your flair for writing could lead.