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Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran

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.

Hone your writing ability and get published

If you love to write and want to improve as a writer, or you already have writing skills and want to develop them further, this Diploma is the course for you.

Enrolling in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing will sharpen your skills in professional writing, editing, design for print or web-based publishing. You will develop these skills within a course designed for emerging writers and editors.

Original and compelling content has never been more in-demand. You’ll also be qualified to work within related industries such as marketing, advertising and the press where you can freelance or work in a professional role.

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Taught and mentored by our experienced teachers (who are published writers in their own right).

Edwina Preston whose first novel The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer had rave reviews. She also wrote a biography of Howard Arkley, Not Just a Suburban Boy.

Tim Hilton is a writer, academic and teacher, with a life-long love of Asian languages and anthropology.

Alex Senior is completing a creative writing PhD at The University of Melbourne. He teaches Desktop design in this course.

Carole Littler is a long-time teacher of writing and lover of books, with a special interest in Myths and Symbolism, Popular Genre Fiction and Writing for Children. She has nurtured the Professional Writing and Editing programme at Melbourne Polytechnic for the last 8 years and was a founding teacher in the course when it commenced in Greensborough in 2001.

During the course you will have the opportunity to edit, design and lay out the twice-yearly course publication, Infusion. You will also read your writings at one of our four Student Readings.

Course outcomes

You might find yourself working as a content writer, copywriter, novelist, journalist, editor or other similar role.


You will be assessed through written exercises, research reports, tests, oral presentations, projects, articles, stories, novel, role plays, interviews, field visits, contribution to classroom discussion, demonstrations and collections of information.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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First Instalment AUD3,450.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,450.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • David Williamson Theatre
  • Creative Spaces
  • The Apprentice Restaurant
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, High Street 144
Prahran VIC 3181

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