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Writer Courses

A Writer writes fiction and nonfiction pieces for a range of purposes. You might specialise in a particular type of writing such as poetry, short stories or movie scripts. Writers may write pieces designed to be printed such as children’s books or magazine articles or you may write for websites or digital publishers.

Writers should be able to come up with unique ideas for writing work and must have excellent technical skills. It’s important you can respond to audience or client needs and you may have to liaise with clients or editors to determine their requirements. Writers should be able to manage their time well and meet their deadlines.

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Popular Writer Courses

There are 35 courses available for people who want to become a Writer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Writer earn?

In Australia, a full time Writer generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Writer?

This industry has experienced moderate growth in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 30,600 people working in this profession in Australia, and this number is expected to increase to 32,400 by 2025. Writers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Writer?

A Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Writer. This course will give you the skills to work in a range of roles in the writing industry. You’ll be able to choose electives to suit your career plans including storytelling, writing for children, business writing, content writing, journalism, scripts or poetry. A Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within journalism and writing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.