Education and training

A wide range of education and training courses is available in Western Australia for those who want to become editors. School leavers can undertake an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in editing; however, skills and knowledge may also be acquired from a major in English or writing, which are much more widely available. Those who are changing careers should consider a postgraduate degree or short course.

For more information on courses available in other parts of Australia visit the IPEd website.

 CourseProviderDescription
UndergraduateBachelor of Arts
Major: Professional writing and publishing
Curtin University
Location: Bentley
3 years FT
ATAR: 55.00
Bachelor of Arts
Minor: Editing and publishing
Edith Cowan University
Locations: Mount Lawley, Joondalup
3 years FT
ATAR: 55.00
Bachelor of Arts
Major: English and creative writing
Murdoch University
Location: South Street
3 years FT
ATAR: 70.00
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: English literature, journalism and media
University of Notre Dame
Location: Fremantle
3 years FT
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Communication and media studies; English and cultural studies
University of Western Australia
Locations: Crawley, Albany
3 years FT
WACE: 80
Prerequisites: English
PostgraduateGraduate Certificate in EditingEdith Cowan University
Locations: Mount Lawley, Joondalup
1 year PT
Prerequisites: BA or 5 years professional experience
Graduate Certificate in Professional CommunicationCurtin University
Location: Bentley
6 months FT
Prerequisites: BA
Graduate Diploma in Professional CommunicationCurtin University
Location: Bentley
1 year FT
Prerequisites: BA or Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication
Master of Professional CommunicationCurtin University
Location: Bentley
18 months FT
Prerequisites: BA or Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication
Short coursesEditing and Proofreading SkillsInstitute of Public Administration Australia WA
Location: Perth CBD
1 day
Editing and ProofreadingScribe Consulting
Location: Perth
1 day
 CourseProviderDescription
UndergraduateCertificate of Arts
Major: Communications
Open Universities/Griffith UniversitySelf-managed
Diploma of Arts
Major: Communications
Open Universities/Griffith UniversitySelf-managed
Associate Degree of Arts
Major: writing
Southern Cross University2 years
ATAR: 45.00
Prerequisites: English
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Writing
Southern Cross University3 years
ATAR: 68.00
Prerequisites: English
Bachelor of Arts
Major: English
Open Universities Australia/Macquarie UniversitySelf-managed
Bachelor of Journalism
Majors: English, writing
Monash University3 years
ATAR: 84.50
Prerequisites: English
Bachelor of Media and Communications
Major: writing and publishing
University of New England3 years
ATAR: 72.55
Prerequisites: English
PostgraduateGraduate Certificate of CommunicationOpen Universities/Griffith UniversitySelf-managed
Graduate Certificate of Professional WritingDeakin University1 year PT
Prerequisites: BA or extensive professional experience
Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic PublishingMacquarie University1 year PT
Prerequisites: BA
Graduate Certificate in Editing and PublishingUniversity of Southern Queensland1 year FT
Prerequisites: BA
Graduate Certificate in WritingUniversity of New England6 months FT
Prerequisites: BA
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingDeakin University1 year FT
Prerequisites: BA
Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing)University of Southern Queensland1 year FT
Prerequisites: BA
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Deakin University18 months FT
Prerequisites: BA
Master of CommunicationOpen Universities/Griffith UniversitySelf-managed
Short coursesCertificate in Professional Editing and ProofreadingOpen CollegesSelf-managed
2 years max.
Professional Editing and Proofreading CourseLifestyle Learning DirectSelf-managed
Professional Editing and Proofreading Advanced CourseLifestyle Learning DirectSelf-managed
Applied Copyediting and ProofreadingAustralian CollegeSelf-managed
1 year max.
Editing and PublishingAustralian CollegeSelf-managed
1 year max.
Advanced Editing and PublishingAustralian CollegeSelf-managed
1 year max.

PT = Part time
FT= Full time
ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
WACE = Western Australian Certificate of Education
BA = Bachelor of Arts

NEWS

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    22 July 2018

    President’s report This is my first, and perhaps only, president’s report for Editors WA. Thank you for the support of dedicated committee members and other members who have provided us with professionally delivered events over the past twelve months. Thank … Read more

  • Constitution and By-laws review — member consultation

    14 July 2018

    IPEd’s national office has released documents for its review of the Constitution and By-laws (formerly referred to as branch by-laws). Hopefully you have already read about this in the CEO reports from Karen Lee, or in a recent edition of … Read more

  • Are you our next branch president?

    8 July 2018

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  • Branch AGM 2018

    27 June 2018

    Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday 21 July 2018 Time: 11:00 am start, finish by 12:00 midday Where: Victoria Park Hotel, 605 Albany Highway, Victoria Park 6100 The event is free to attend but please register online via your IPEd … Read more