Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply professional writing and editing skills in a workplace context
  2. work independently and collaboratively to develop ideas and policies and manage practical workplace issues
  3. critically reflect on and evaluate professional writing and associated work placement tasks and issues.
    • Introduction to the workplace
    • Critical reflection
    • Peer communication, reflection and support
    • Evaluation of workplace experiences
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-PWP311-Writing and Research for Professional Contexts


Professional practice is available to final year students in a degree with a Professional Writing and Publishing major. You must have written subject coordinator approval prior to enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement

This subject provides students with the opportunity to practise and develop their writing skills in an approved public or private sector workplace, undertaking a range of professional writing and associated tasks. Assessment and supervision will be provided by academic and workplace supervisors. The subject also requires communication with peers undertaking their own placement and some assessed reports.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Reflective Task (30%)
  • Employer's report (50%)
  • Final report (20%)

Textbook information is pending.

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