AU$28,800 (2024 total)
Are you ready to delve into the intricacies of the writing and publishing industry?
The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing is designed to provide an introduction for experienced writers and novices alike into this varied and changing industry. With the opportunity to focus on what interests you, this industry-renowned course immerses you in professional practice from day one.
Taught by both current industry practitioners and professional guest lecturers, you will gain advanced knowledge and transferable skills. As a graduate of this diploma will be equipped with the flexibility and confidence to excel in a broad range of writing, editing, and publishing industries.
As a unique aspect of this diploma, students will gain hands-on experience working in the industry through our student-led publishing house, Bowen Street Press. You will work on a variety of projects to tackle specific industry challenges and learn to collaborate with students from other year levels as well as industry practitioners, gaining valuable insights and practical experience in writing and publishing.
Gain industry-relevant knowledge, solve and analyse problems, work collaboratively, and communicate informed ideas effectively and in context.
Enjoy the flexibility of studying what fascinates you by aligning your study with your passions and career goals.
Thrive in our simulated publishing environment, Bowen Street Press, and explore industry practice through digital and traditional media projects.
Please note: this graduate diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.
The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing uses a variety of teaching and learning approaches to help you develop industry-specific skills. Through the Bowen Street Press you will work and learn in an environment that simulates the publishing industry, working collaboratively and independently to develop and publish a project.
To enhance your experience even further, you will have the chance to connect with industry experts and research contemporary issues that are shaping the world of writing and publishing today.
Assessments involve a range of activities that encourage you to learn by doing. These include writing and publishing projects, written reflections, research projects, portfolios, presentations, and peer or industry reviews.
As part of your studies, you will dive into some courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL) with Bowen Street Press, our student-led publishing house.
This dynamic space offers you countless opportunities to engage with industry professionals, tackle authentic workplace problems and address real issues faced by organisations today.
You will be assessed on your ability to produce high-quality work in a professional setting and receive invaluable feedback from industry experts.
As part of your study in the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing, you will undertake five core subjects that immerse you in a simulated environment modelled after real industry organisations.
Through our internal publishing house, Bowen Street Press, you will explore the ins and outs of this industry, furthering your skills in writing and editing, project development and management, book production, and more. This allows you to focus on the areas that interest you, or where you wish to direct your career.
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Publishing, you will have the knowledge and skills required to pursue the role of your choice in the expansive industry of writing and publishing.
Potential roles include:
You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.
You must have:
To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
You can gain entry to this masters degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
Upon successful completion of this program, you can continue your studies in MC262 Master of Writing and Publishing, subject to the program's entrance requirements and receive 96 credit points of advanced standing into the master program.
Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.