Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 60% average (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
Selection tasks for international students
Semester 1, 2017
- complete and submit the 2017 Professional Writing and Editing pre-selection kit by 5pm Thursday 29 September (timely applicants). Late applications will be considered.
- attend an interview (some applicants). If you are required to attend you will be contacted via email in October or November. Interviews will be held from October (early round) and November/December (Round 1).
Overseas or interstate applicants who are unable to attend, must email firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 November.
Advisory letters will be sent in early November (Early round) and late December (Round 1).
Some applicants will be selected based on their pre-selection kit. These applicants are not required to attend an interview and will receive an advisory letter in November.
The pre-selection kit comprises:
- a statement of up to 500 words outlining your interest in professional writing and editing
- a writing sample, of 1000 words, which can be fiction or non-fiction writing, factual writing or a combination, depending on your area of interest.
Pre-selection kit: You are required to submit a completed pre-selection kit (PDF 286 KB 3p) along with your application.
Interview: Short-listed applicants may be required to present their folio to a selection panel. You may be interviewed, either in person or via phone/Skype.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 19 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
- complete and submit the Professional Writing and Editing pre-selection kit (which includes a statement and writing folio) by extended deadline of Wednesday 7 February, unless places are filled prior.
- attend an interview (some applicants*).
*If you are required to attend an interview will be contacted by email. Interviews will be held in October (VTAC Early round) and November/December (VTAC Round 1). Advisory emails will be sent in early November (Early round) and late December (Round 1). Overseas or interstate applicants who are unable to attend their interview must email email@example.com.
Some applicants will be selected based on their pre-selection kit and will not be required to attend an interview. These applicants will receive an advisory email in November/December.
The pre-selection kit requires:
- a statement outlining your interest in professional writing and editing (maximum 500 words).
- a writing sample, of 1000 words. Your writing sample can be fiction, non-fiction or factual writing, or a combination, depending on your area of interest.
- any other material you think will support your application. This may include a list of published work, CV, written references, a URL to a website or blog, etc.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other RMIT programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program. Explore your pathway options.
Kickstart your creative career as a writer or editor.
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