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Kick start your writing career!

Inside every person there is at least one great book waiting to be liberated – maybe the next best-selling thriller, a factual book about some subject you’re passionate about or a biography of someone you admire. The surest way to liberate these ideas and turn them into reality is to take the advice of a successful writer who is trained to share their skills with you, like internationally acclaimed author and qualified trainer Richard Davis.

This two-day program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started on your writing career.

Day One covers the creative processes – how to unlock your imagination, how to develop plots and characters, how to carry out research, how to write simple expressive language, and how to edit and polish your writing.

Day Two offers practical advice on how to get your writing published – how to present manuscripts, how to work with agents, editors, publishers etc. and how to build on and celebrate your success.

Testimonials:

“The course and Richard were above and beyond all expectations” - Kathy

“Enjoyed the comradery between participants” - Karen

“Really useful course, especially how the publishing process works” - Joanna

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 2 sessions / 1 day per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $240

Cost details

07 5581 8300

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How to enrol

Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 17 Feb 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
21 Apr 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
16 Jun 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
21 Jul 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
1 Sep 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
27 Oct 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Students are required to bring paper and pencils to class.
  • Please show your Confirmation of Enrolment on exiting the car park each week for discounted parking.

Timetable

Classes are held on:

  • Saturday 17 February - Saturday 24 February 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205
  • Saturday 21 April - Saturday 28 April 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205
  • Saturday 16 June - Saturday 23 June 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205
  • Saturday 21 July - Saturday 28 July 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205
  • Saturday 1 September - Saturday 8 September 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205
  • Saturday 27 October - Saturday 3 November 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm (2 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 205

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$240

FULL FEE

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Participants will exit the course with the basic skills necessary to embark on creative writing as a hobby or career, a personal plan for their creative writing and the motivation to make a start.


Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 9 November 2017

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