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Develop your writing skills

Freelance journalism sounds glamorous, entertaining, interesting and fun…and it can be all of those things if you lay the foundations and plan your goals. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, websites, corporate…there are so many platforms. News, human interest, sport, the arts, lifestyle…there is a wide variety of avenues.

This course will offer an insight into the freelance world, and open your eyes to the skills you need. It will introduce you to the craft of good writing, and offer a few ideas to help you get started, develop techniques for interviewing, find your voice and style of writing, and suggest how to build your career.

Presented by a former World Service Editor of BBC Radio Sport who started out as a freelance sports journalist and ended up travelling the globe reporting for sports and news programs, the course will include:

  • The pros and cons of being a freelance
  • 21st century platforms
  • Laying the foundations and starting out
  • The keys to good writing
  • The rights and wrongs of interviewing
  • Avoid a slander/libel case
  • Writing headlines
  • Building a portfolio

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 - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 2 sessions / 1 day per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $150

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 - Coomera Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

  • Please bring a pen and paper for note taking.
  • Please note:  There are no canteen facilities at Coomera over the weekend so students are advised to bring their own refreshments.

Timetable

Classes are held on:

  • Saturday from 9.00am-12.00pm (2 sessions) at Coomera, A Block, Level 5, Room A.05.027

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.

$150

FULL FEE

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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

NACC Freelance Journalism for Beginners


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

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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 26 September 2017

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