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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develop skills in and understanding of publishing and editing creative work, freelancing, marketing, reviewing and writing groups/communities of practice. Provides students with valuable industry-based knowledge and practical advice for establishing or continuing their careers as writers.

Unit content

1. Working as a writer

2. Being employed as a writer

3. Writing and selling original work

4. The publishing industry

5. Communities of practice

6. Living as a writer

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of literary production and the marketplace.
2 develop skills and techniques in regard to marketing and publication opportunities.
3 develop social and cultural awareness of communities of practice in the writing discipline.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of literary production and the marketplace.
    • GA6:
  2. develop skills and techniques in regard to marketing and publication opportunities.
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  3. develop social and cultural awareness of communities of practice in the writing discipline.
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Whitton, R & Hollingworth, S, 2011, A decent proposal: How to sell your book to an Australian publisher or literary agent, 3rd edn, Keesing Press, Australia. ISBN: 978-1863350457.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.