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The ability to communicate well is vital for success in today’s workforce. In this program you will learn how to use written text and images to help you inform, persuade, instruct and explain.
You will learn how to edit with greater accuracy your own work and that of your colleagues or clients. You will apply those skills to a wide range of business applications, in print and online, so that key messages are heard and understood.
The skills you learn will allow you to improve your career prospects in your current industry, gain employment in the highly competitive communications sector, or set up your own writing and editing business.
In this hands-on program you will produce content for the web and social media, conduct research and prepare reports, and create compelling presentations. You will craft messages for specific target audiences using a variety of styles. You will write and edit emails, letters, newsletters, marketing and advertising material, media releases, grant applications, proposals, submissions and technical documents.
RMIT has a longstanding reputation for excellence in training writers. All of our teachers are industry practitioners who are actively involved in professional writing. Specialist guest speakers also share their experience and knowledge with you.
Our modular, flexible program is designed to suit your needs. You may enroll as a part-time or full-time student in single courses or the full program. The timetable has day, evening and weekend offerings, and two competencies are delivered online. Industry relevance is premium: you will be actively encouraged to apply your learning to your current workplace or your future career.
Learning activities include:
- lectures and seminars
- group project work
- practical exercises
- field trips.
Content is delivered in a variety of forms including weekly face-to-face classes, seminars, full-day and weekend workshops, laboratory sessions and online. Some classes are held in the evening.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the program and includes:
- written workplace documents
- oral presentations
- practical projects, e.g. designed publications and websites
- group project work, including project development and management, professional communication, collaboration and teamwork, and problem-solving.
- self-assessment and reflection.
All programs are delivered in English. You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
To maximise your work opportunities when you graduate, this program is built on strong industry connections. Our teachers, themselves practitioners, devise courses that not only excite and engage but also focus on the best contemporary practice. Our Program Advisory Committee, made up of communications experts and freelancers, helps us keep the course content, delivery and assessment relevant and cutting edge.
Employment opportunities for trained professional writers and editors remain strong. You will be able to gain communications or editing work within the corporate, education, cultural or government sectors, or in the growing field of social media marketing.
You also get to explore what’s needed to set up your own small business. You learn how to write a brief, to quote accurately for work and to negotiate effectively with a client.
Whatever your field of work, writing will be part of your job, whether you are writing reports or just writing emails. Writing well will only make you better at your job and improve your career prospects.
Graduates may secure jobs in a variety of professional settings as:
- communications officers
- media content managers.
Program and course information
Sharpen your skills and learn to use different media with confidence.
Work on ‘industry-ready’ projects and graduate ready to take on professional writing across a range of media and specialist areas.