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Writing, Editing and Publishing


Tell us your story. Start your career in the writing, editing and publishing industries or write and publish your own literary masterpieces.

The writing, editing and publishing industries are in perpetual flux, redefined by digital technologies and our changing world. However, the art of written word endures. Excellence in writing is well rewarded in various career options that include professional writing, editing, design and print and digital media.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers both short courses and degrees in this field. We train you in the art of polished writing, crafting a piece of writing and sharpening your editorial eye. You will have the freedom to write in a range of styles and forms, such as poetry, desktop publishing, design and many more.

The Bachelor of Writing and Publishing is unique in Australia – it’s the only undergraduate degree dedicated to writing and publishing. You will learn to how to express yourself, critical analysis of texts, as well as the nitty gritty of project management. Industry partnerships and placements are a vital element of this course. 

Our writing courses cover:

  • Editing and proofreading
  • How texts are written and read
  • Digital design and production
  • Project management
  • Critical analysis of texts
  • Analysing rhetoric
  • Computer skills for writers
  • Differing writing markets
  • Fiction – popular and literary
  • Non-fiction, screenwriting, writing for children and poetry
  • Small press publishing
  • Research methods
  • Desktop publishing 
Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
Pick up your pen or laptop – write your future career. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing prepares you for a career in the publishing industries. Work hard to develop your writing, voice, tone, editing and print production skills. Get your work published and immerse yourself within the literary world.

Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Be bold and brilliant - Write the next chapter of your career by completing Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. Develop your writing skills and publish your work.

Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Writing and Publishing is embedded within the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. You will develop skills and knowledge in fiction and non-fiction writing, as well as editing and proofreading.

Bachelor of Writing and Publishing
If you are aiming for a career in the creative industries, or simply love to write and publish your work, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing is for you. Sign up for this exciting degree - Australia's only undergraduate degree dedicated solely and equally to writing and publishing. Melbourne Polytechnic will help you with a wordy career pathway and is that big break you have been seeking!

Master of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI). The MCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.


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