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Writing & Communications

Writing & Communications

What's your story? Developed by industry experts, these courses will help you learn to craft captivating stories that your readers won't be able to put down

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Do you believe in the power of the written word? Our courses are designed to give you the knowledge to craft compelling stories that will immerse others in the joy of reading. Perhaps you're more of a perfectionist? Our proofreading and editing courses will help you gain the skills and confidence to produce error-free manuscripts and copy.

Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

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

Certificate in Creative Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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.

Certificate in Crime, Mystery & Suspense Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

Certificate in Non-fiction Writing & Publishing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

Certificate in Professional Children's Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

Certificate in Professional Scriptwriting

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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.

Certificate in Romance Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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.

Certificate in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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.

Certificate in Short Story Writing

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

Certificate in Writing a Best-seller

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

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

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