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Introduction to Writing

A writing course is the key to composing your career in publishing, editing, and of course, writing.

Put pen to paper and create compelling content that delights your readers and meets the needs of your publishers. A writing course lets you experiment with genre, style, and narrative, helping you discover your strengths and pursue your passions.

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La Trobe University


Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

A flexible arts degree offering a large selection of humanities and social sciences majors. Mix it up with minors and electives in business, health, and science. Develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, creativity, and communication skills.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies,  
  • Creative and Professional Writing,  
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies,  
  • Digital Media,  
  • English,  
  • Hindi Studies Beginners,  
  • History,  
  • Human Geography,  
  • Linguistics,  
  • Philosophy,  
  • Politics,  
  • Psychological Science,  
  • Sociology,  
  • Sustainability and Development,  
  • Visual Cultures,  
Curtin University

The first draft of your writing and publishing career

Work on your writing, editing, and publishing skills at university level. If you’re interested in a professional communications career, start here for core skills and experience with different mediums. Launch your future with a writing qualification.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Macquarie University

Consolidate and expand your editor’s skill set

Evolve your editing skills to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving job market. You’ll explore new areas of publishing, technologies, and techniques. Sharpen your grammar. Manage projects, adapt content, and communicate with creative teams.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

Write your way to a creative career

Whether you’re keen on a writing career or looking to scratch a creative itch, you’ll get an overview of the writing and information publishing industries. Build a basis for work in journalism, speech writing, public advocacy, and communications.

100% online

Online writing subjects and short courses

Curtin University

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 Nov 2023

Griffith University


Research and Writing for Journalism

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Macquarie University


Grammar and Writing

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 11 Dec 2023

University of South Australia


Content Creation for Media

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Writing highlights

  • Editing and publishing skills.
  • Online writing for web, blog, and UX.
  • Exposure and opportunities for publication.

Writing specialisations

  • Technical writing – documenting processes and supplying instructions.
  • Business writing – workplace communications and grant applications.
  • Travel writing – describing distant places and peoples.

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