The Brisbane Writers Workshop

Our Story The Brisbane Writers Workshop offers small-group creative and business writing courses and editing for all levels and ambitions. A collective of qualified and published professionals , we stand behind our publications list and commitment to share our knowledge. We are awarded writers and editors of numerous acclaimed titles published for the global market. We celebrate unique voices and offer qualified support. We offer online and in-person courses.

Introductory Creative Writing Courses

Intermediate to advanced creative writing courses, mentorships, assessments, & editing.

Get coached by an expert.

Direction ~ Support

Corporate Communication & Training

From minutes to social media.

Power ~ Precision

Intro Courses:

  • Creative Writing
  • Short Stories
  • Family Stories & Memoir
  • Fiction Blitz
  • Writing for Children & YA
  • Travel Writing
  • Seasons & Symbols

Advancing Studies:

  • Creative Writing II
  • The Character Arc
  • Narrative & Plot
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Polish & Publish

Mentoring & Editing:

  • All Genres, Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Short Stories & Novels
  • Articles, Blogs & Essays
  • Personal Development
  • Memoirs & Family History
  • Academics & Young People
  • Synopsis & Query Letters

All Business:

  • Organisational Journalism
  • Concept to Copy
  • Editing to Proofreading
  • Minutes to Reporting
  • Client & Stakeholder Focus
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Onsite Training by Request

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Creative Writing

Non-accredited short course.

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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.

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You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

Studying on campus is a great way to enjoy the benefits of face-to-face education in a way that is far removed from a typical school. No matter which campus you choose, you know that you will be learning in an adult environment where you will be respected and nurtured. Attend a campus to learn face-to-face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces; such as a classroom, workshop, laboratory or simulated environments, or interact with teachers using real-time video or web conference tools. Learn more

Courses delivered on campus may have a combination of online and classroom based learning. Students are expected to undertake additional personal study to complete the course requirements.

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How can i pay for this course.

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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How to apply

Direct application.

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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List of available Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane, Australia.

The Creative Writing courses in Brisbane are provided by the following institutes:

  • Udemy, Online
  • Coursera, Online
  • TAFE, Brisbane
  • TAFE Queensland, Brisbane
  • MasterClass, Online
  • CreativeLive, Online

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Udemy

Writing That Moves: Write Novels That Keep Pages Turning

Write novels with compelling plots. This writing course, on fiction writing, shows how to plot books that hook readers

  • Price $19.99
  • Duration 1h 33m

The Foundations of Fiction (Writing Mastery)

Become a creative writing master and write killer novels, memoirs, or short stories

  • Price $21.99
  • Duration 56 lectures, 05:59:14

Write a Bestselling Novel in 15 Steps (Writing Mastery)

Discover the secret storytelling code behind all successful novels and use it to outline, write, or revise your own.

  • Price $29.99
  • Duration 3h 39m

Coursera

Write Your First Novel

You will learn how to form a basic idea, any idea, into a structure and discipline that will allow you to create, write and complete a fully-realized novel ready to submit for publication. If you have any concerns regarding the protection of your original work

  • Price Inquire Now
  • Duration Approx. 127 Hours

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Creative Writing (Advance)

This program is designed as a follow-up to ‘Creative Writing’ and was developed in response to demand from those who had successfully completed that program and wanted to learn more.

  • Duration 2 Weeks
  • Location Brisbane
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This two-day program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started on your writing career.

Advanced Writing

Advanced Writing Course by University of California, Irvine

  • Duration Approx 20 Hours

Creative Writing Course by Wesleyan University.

  • Duration Approx. 6 Months to Complete

MasterClass

Creative Writing Course by Margaret Atwood

  • Duration 3h 43m

CreativeLive

Take Your Writing From Good to Great

Take Your Writing From Good to Great Course with Jennie Nash

  • Duration 7 Video Lessons

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Online Writing Courses

Unlocking creativity, 4-week unlocking creativity online course.

Unlocking Creativity Online is a totally practical yet inspirational creative process that will get you writing from day one working with your own online tutor in a small online group.

By the end of the four weeks, you will see your writing dramatically improve whether you are a complete beginner, a professional writer or anywhere in between. Gain clear insights into how story structure works and experience the pleasure of having written creatively with a group of like-minded people.

It is a profound journey that will give you a clear sense of who you are as a writer and where you want to take your writing.

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ONLINE WRITING COURSE

Our 4-Week introductory creative writing course is a prerequisite  for all of our courses

Short Story Courses

6-week short story – online writing courses.

Our Short Story online courses are for those who have completed Unlocking Creativity and want to keep the creative process alive and further develop your writing, understanding of character and storytelling skills. Be critiqued on every exercise and story you post. The Short Story courses also offer an ideal preparation for the Novel & Script First Draft course. We offer three Short Story courses:

  • Writers’ Gym – Advanced Writing Techniques
  • Character Development Short Story course
  • Genre Short Story course

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Learn more about the craft of writing, develop characters and write short stories

Novel & Script First Draft

10-month novel & script first draft – online writing course.

Find and develop the story you want to write, and follow a step by step process to complete your first draft in ten months working one-on-one with your personal online tutor.

You will gain a deep understanding of classic story structure, enabling you to write a story that has your readers wanting to know what happens next, while taking your main character on an emotional and spiritual journey of change.

Note 1: Some writers find this course gives them everything they need and choose to do further drafts on their own. However, many writers thrive on the deeper learning of the craft and choose to work through further drafts with us.

Note 2: If you are interested in writing a novel or screenplay and join the Novel & Script First Draft course directly, you will receive the prerequisite 4-Week Unlocking Creativity course complimentary.

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Find your story and complete the first draft of your novel or screenplay in 10 months

Beyond First Draft

8-month second draft – novel & script – online writing course.

Re-envision and re-structure your first draft to make the dramatic spine as good as it can be. Follow a systematic process to add more layers, more complexity and greater depth so that your story works dramatically and logically from beginning to end.

Transform your story by taking it to a whole new level when you get the action, character arc and theme all working together. Expect a 200 per cent improvement to your first draft.

7-Month Third Draft – Novel – Online Writing Course

Start focusing on learning the art and craft of writing, re-writing and editing, and have your work critiqued. See your hard work in the First and Second Draft courses pay off as you experience the thrill of having your writing come alive on the page, an extremely satisfying part of the process.

10-Month Third Draft Part 2 – Novel – Online Writing Course

This is where you work on getting your manuscript to a publishable standard.

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Before your story is ready for publication you will need to write a number of drafts

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Writing wORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Queensland Writers Centre presents a diverse annual Program of events, workshops and courses on the art, craft and business of writing. Hear from some of the most enlightening names in Queensland and Australian writing, improve your skills and get inspired with tools to uplift your writing and career.

For more information about Queensland Writers Centre’s Program and answers to FAQs, please visit our Program Info page.

Longform courses, workshop series, & clinics

The Next Draft 2024 with Laurel Cohn

An intensive course designed to help you survive the next draft of your work-in-progress.

Fiction Feedback Clinic with Sophie Overett

Receive personal & insightful feedback on an excerpt of your work-in-progress manuscript, in an intimate, supportive class environment.

Limited places by application - book now .

Year Of The Novel 2024 with Melissa Ashley

Make 2024 your year – get the tools and support you need to complete the first draft of your novel, with Queensland Writers Centre's flagship program for emerging writers.

Limited places - book now .

Novelist's Bootcamp with Kim Wilkins

Buckle up and turn those ideas into a workable narrative in just one weekend!

When Fact And Fiction Collide with Alli Sinclair

Learn the art of research, how to weave fact into fiction and create three-dimensional characters.

Single day workshops & events

Finding Success with Short-form Stories and Collections with Laurie Steed

Learn what journals and publishers want in their short stories and short-form collections, strengthen your submissions, and increase your chances for success.

Behind The Scenes: Mastering Plot & Structure with Melanie Myers

Build your story architecture from the ground up.

Introduction To Creative Writing with Lee McGowan

All the information, tools and inspiration you need to get started telling your own stories.

Introduction To Screenwriting with Sue Cake

Introducing the basics of screenwriting, and setting you on the path to developing your scriptwriting skills.

Editing Makes the Difference - Getting Ahead of the Game with Sally Breen

Editing is a crucial skill in realising creative vision.

Back To Basics: Improve Your Writing with Sue Wighton

A half-day 'refresher', full of tips and tricks to quickly improve your every-day writing.

Memoir & Counter-Memory with Lamisse Hamouda

Explore the possibilities of memoir writing by mapping out, and questioning, the assumptions we hold of the world and ourselves.

Understanding Traditional Publishing with Alexandra Payne & Kristina Schulz

Everything you need to know about the ins and outs of publishing.

Writing For Children with Aleesah Darlison

An eye-opening and inspirational introduction to the nuts and bolts of writing for children.

Witnessing Landscapes: Nature Writing Masterclass with Sally Piper

Take a deep dive into your connections with the natural world in this interactive writing masterclass.

Writing Place with Richard Yaxley

Improve your writing of place as a key component of powerful fiction.

Food Writing 101 with Natascha Mirosch

Step up from "foodie" to "food writer" as you learn how to craft compelling culinary prose - whether for your own audience or to pique the interest of editors.

Interested in studying a Creative Writing course in Brisbane?

With a population of 2,081,000 people, Brisbane has a strong demand for workers in Creative Writing . Studying Creative Writing with Vibe Learning will see you joining a learning community with like-minded students and engaging with industry experts to learn real world skills.

Are there many jobs in Creative Writing in Brisbane?

Current employment trends shows that employment in Brisbane has risen by 5.0% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow through 2017. There are currently 18,406 job vacancies in Brisbane . The unemployment rate in Brisbane is 3.0%.

What earning potential is there for me in Creative Writing?

The median hourly rate for Creative Writing is $29.28. A career in Creative Writing can expect to earn between $33,345 and $119,200 per year.

What are my career opportunities in Creative Writing?

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About the Academy

Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin is the writing school inside Australia’s leading independent publishing house.

Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin hosts an exciting annual program of writing courses and editorial services designed by Australia’s leading writing and publishing professionals.

If you have a story to tell, why not study with two of the world’s leading publishers?

Faber Academy was established by iconic London publishing house Faber & Faber to provide high quality, practical creative writing courses that draw participants into the very centre of the book publishing world.

Since 2010, Australia’s leading independent publisher Allen & Unwin has partnered with Faber and Faber to present the Faber Writing Academy. Our writing courses are devised and run by leading figures in contemporary publishing, including award-winning authors and publishers and literary agents working at the highest level in the industry.

The Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin offers you the unique opportunity to learn the essentials of creative writing within Australia’s leading independent publisher.

We now offer writing courses and editorial services across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Online.

Information, bookings and enquiries

For more information about the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin and any of the courses listed, please contact us:

E:  [email protected] T: 02 8425 0171

If you are booking, please read our  Terms and Conditions  first.

Key personnel

Sam Twyford-Moore, Faber Writing Academy Manager Sam has a decade of experience in the creative arts community, with a particular focus on the literary sector and digital innovation.

He has served as the Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and founded The Rereaders, a literary and cultural podcast.

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Ellen O’Brien, Editor-in-Residence Ellen O’Brien is a Garigal/Walkeloa writer living on Gadigal land. Ellen is the 2022 Program Officer for The Writing Zone and a junior editor at the  Sydney Review of Books . She has had prose and poetry published in  Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, Overland ,  Rabbit ,  Cordite  and  un Magazine  and was previously a facilitator for the Feminist Killjoys Reading Group.

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Gillian May, Communications Manager Gillian has had a long career in publishing and bookselling, including managing a Berkelouw Books store where she developed a highly regarded events program and the Pittwater Short Story Award .

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Kimberley Carter , Co-ordinator Kimberley graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing. She had a blast as the Project Manager for issue 18 of The Quarry Journal and has previously enjoyed volunteering for the Newcastle Writers Festival. When she is not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys spending time outdoors and discovering new music or TV shows to binge.

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Do any course with us and get our 15% alumni discount off all future courses and 20% off all books from the Allen & Unwin website. Use the alumni code at the checkout. Forgotten or need the code? Please call us on (02) 8425 0171

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Creatve Writing Courses in Brisbane

Unleash your imagination and craft your own literary masterpiece with our Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane!

Creative Writing Courses In Brisbane

Welcome to Heart2Art Workshops, where the magic of words and imagination collide in our captivating Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane. Whether you're just starting out on your writing journey or a seasoned wordsmith, our courses are designed to fuel your creativity, refine your skills, and unleash your potential for crafting literary masterpieces. We believe that storytelling is an art form that deserves nurturing, and that's why our experienced instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

In our Creative Writing Courses, we create a vibrant and supportive environment where your ideas can flourish. Our courses cater to all levels of experience, from beginners eager to explore their writing potential to seasoned writers looking to fine-tune their craft. You'll have the chance to dive into various genres, experiment with different writing styles, and cultivate your unique voice as a writer.

At Heart2Art Workshops, we understand the value of hands-on learning. That's why our courses are not only informative but also interactive and engaging. You'll participate in stimulating writing exercises, receive personalized feedback on your work, and engage in insightful discussions with fellow writers. Our goal is to equip you with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration needed to breathe life into your stories.

Join us on a literary adventure that will elevate your writing skills to new heights. Unleash your imagination, sharpen your storytelling abilities, and discover the enchantment of words in our Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane. Whether you dream of crafting captivating novels, evocative poetry, or engaging short stories, Heart2Art Workshops is here to empower you and assist you in creating literary works that resonate with readers. Get ready to embark on a transformative writing journey that will unlock your full creative potential.

Who Can Enrol in Our Creative writing courses in Brisbane?

Anyone with a passion for writing and a desire to explore their creative side can enroll in our Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane. Our courses are designed to accommodate individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds. Here are the key points regarding who can enroll:

Beginners: Our courses are perfect for those who are new to creative writing and want to learn the fundamentals of storytelling, character development, and narrative techniques.

Intermediate Writers: If you already have some writing experience and want to further develop your skills, our courses provide an opportunity to refine your craft and explore more advanced writing techniques.

Advanced Writers: Even seasoned writers can benefit from our courses, as they offer a chance to delve deeper into the nuances of storytelling, experiment with different genres, and receive constructive feedback from experienced instructors.

Hobbyists: If you simply enjoy writing as a hobby and want to enhance your creative abilities, our courses provide a supportive and inspiring environment to nurture your passion.

Professionals: Professionals in fields such as journalism, marketing, or communications can benefit from our courses by expanding their writing skills and learning how to craft engaging and impactful content.

Students: Whether you're a high school or university student, our courses can supplement your academic curriculum and help you develop strong writing skills that are essential for success in various disciplines.

Individuals seeking personal growth: Our courses are not only about writing skills but also about personal expression and growth. If you're looking for a creative outlet or a means to explore your own thoughts and emotions through writing, our courses offer a supportive space to do so.

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What you will learn in Creative writing courses & workshops?

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In our Creative Writing Courses and Workshops, you will embark on an enriching journey where you'll acquire a wide range of skills and knowledge to enhance your writing abilities. Here's what you can expect to learn:

Fundamental Elements of Storytelling: You will delve into the essential elements of storytelling, such as plot structure, character development, setting, dialogue, and point of view. Understanding these elements will enable you to craft compelling narratives.

Creative Writing Techniques: Our courses will introduce you to various writing techniques, including descriptive writing, figurative language, sensory details, and narrative devices. You will learn how to use these techniques effectively to engage readers and bring your stories to life.

Genre Exploration: We'll explore different genres, such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and more. You'll gain insight into the unique characteristics and conventions of each genre and have the opportunity to experiment with different styles of writing.

Writing Exercises and Prompts: Through a series of writing exercises and prompts, you will sharpen your writing skills and stimulate your imagination. These exercises will encourage you to think creatively, overcome writer's block, and discover new perspectives.

Constructive Feedback and Critique: Our courses provide a supportive environment where you'll receive constructive feedback on your writing. You'll learn how to give and receive feedback effectively, enabling you to refine your work and gain valuable insights from fellow writers and instructors.

Editing and Revision Techniques: You will learn the art of self-editing and revision, developing the ability to critically evaluate your work and make necessary improvements. Understanding the editing process is essential to polishing your writing and ensuring its clarity and coherence.

Finding Your Voice: Our courses will guide you in discovering and developing your unique writing voice. You'll explore different writing styles, experiment with different tones and perspectives, and learn how to infuse your work with authenticity and personality.

Publication and Professional Opportunities: We'll provide insights into the publishing industry and professional opportunities for writers. You'll gain knowledge about manuscript submission, writing competitions, literary journals, and avenues for sharing your work with a wider audience.

Creative Community and Networking: Our courses foster a creative community where you can connect with fellow writers, exchange ideas, and build supportive relationships. Networking opportunities may arise, allowing you to collaborate with like-minded individuals and gain inspiration from their journeys.

Personal Growth and Self-Expression: Our Creative Writing Courses and Workshops are not just about honing your writing skills but also about personal growth and self-expression. You'll gain confidence in sharing your ideas, exploring your emotions through writing, and discovering the transformative power of storytelling.

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Skill Development: Our courses offer a structured learning environment where you can nurture essential writing skills like storytelling techniques, building captivating characters, crafting authentic dialogue, and painting vivid scenes with words. You won't be alone on this journey; our experienced instructors will be there to guide you, helping you refine your craft and take your writing to new heights.

Unleash Your Creativity: Imagine our Creative Writing Courses as a playground for your imagination. Through exciting exercises and thought-provoking prompts, we'll help you tap into your creative potential, explore uncharted ideas, and think outside the box. Our courses create an environment that encourages innovation and empowers you to unleash your unique artistic voice.

Constructive Feedback: One of the incredible perks of joining our courses is the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your writing. Our instructors and fellow writers will provide insightful critiques, helping you identify your strengths, areas for improvement, and offering suggestions to enhance your work. This constructive feedback can fast-track your growth as a writer.

Inspiring Community: When you join our courses, you become part of a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share a deep passion for writing. Engage in vibrant discussions, exchange ideas, and collaborate with fellow writers. The creative energy within our community is contagious and will fuel your motivation to explore new horizons and expand your writing repertoire.

Networking Opportunities: Heart2Art's Creative Writing Courses can connect you with professionals in the writing industry, literary events, and potential publishing opportunities in the lively city of Brisbane. By building relationships with fellow writers and industry experts, you open doors to exciting collaborations, mentorship, and exposure to new avenues for your writing career.

Confidence Booster: As you receive positive feedback, witness your growth, and gain recognition for your work, your confidence as a writer will soar. Our courses provide a safe space to overcome self-doubt, express yourself authentically, and build the self-assurance needed to share your stories with the world.

Personal Expression and Reflection: Writing is a powerful tool for self-expression and deep introspection. Our courses provide a platform to explore your thoughts, emotions, and personal experiences through the magic of words. Writing can be a cathartic and transformative process, allowing you to better understand yourself and communicate your unique perspective.

Enhanced Writing Portfolio: By the end of our Creative Writing Courses, you'll have a captivating collection of polished written works, showcasing your growth and creativity. This impressive portfolio will be a valuable asset, whether you seek personal satisfaction, academic recognition, or opportunities such as submitting to publications or applying for writing programs.

Transferable Skills: The skills you acquire in our Creative Writing Courses extend far beyond the realm of writing itself. You'll develop critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem-solving skills that are indispensable in various personal and professional endeavors.

The Joy of Creation: Ultimately, the most extraordinary benefit of our courses is the sheer joy of creating something meaningful. Through our Creative Writing Courses, you'll experience the thrill of breathing life into characters, weaving captivating narratives, and sharing your stories with an eager audience. The satisfaction of watching your ideas flourish on the page is an indescribable feeling that makes the journey all the more rewarding.

What You can expect in Creative writing courses in Brisbane from heart 2 art?

When you sign up for Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane with Heart2Art, get ready for a transformative and enriching experience that will take your writing skills to new heights and ignite your creative spark. Here's what you can look forward to in our courses:

Expert Guidance: Our courses are led by passionate instructors who have years of experience in the writing field. They're dedicated to helping you succeed and will provide personalized feedback and guidance to nurture your growth as a writer.

Tailored for You: Whether you're a beginner or an advanced writer, our courses are designed to cater to your specific needs and goals. We've carefully crafted the curriculum to ensure that you receive the instruction and support that perfectly suits you.

Engaging and Interactive: Get ready for interactive and engaging learning experiences! Our courses offer a variety of activities and writing exercises that encourage active participation. You'll have opportunities to collaborate with fellow writers, receive valuable feedback, and take part in stimulating discussions to deepen your understanding of the craft.

A World of Writing Prompts: Let your imagination run wild with our diverse range of writing prompts and exercises. We'll challenge you to explore different genres, experiment with various styles, and push your boundaries to discover new themes and ideas.

Constructive Feedback: Receive constructive feedback on your writing from both instructors and peers. This invaluable input will help you identify areas for improvement, refine your writing techniques, and gain insights into how your work resonates with readers.

Develop Essential Skills: Our courses focus on developing essential writing skills, such as crafting compelling plots, creating vivid characters, writing engaging dialogue, and mastering descriptive writing. You'll learn practical techniques and strategies that you can apply to your own writing projects.

Connect and Collaborate: Forge connections with a vibrant community of like-minded writers who share your passion for storytelling. Our courses provide a supportive and collaborative environment where you can exchange ideas, receive support, and build lasting connections.

Unleash Your Creativity: Immerse yourself in an inspiring environment that nurtures your creativity. Our courses are designed to spark your imagination, encourage you to take creative risks, and foster an atmosphere of exploration and growth.

Personalized Support: Our instructors are committed to your individual growth as a writer. They'll provide one-on-one guidance tailored to your unique writing goals and challenges, helping you overcome obstacles and unlock your full potential.

Stay Motivated and Accountable: Our courses offer a structured learning experience that keeps you motivated and accountable. With regular assignments, deadlines, and the support of a community, you'll stay focused and committed to your writing practice.

Boost Your Confidence: As you receive guidance, practice your skills, and receive positive feedback, your confidence as a writer will soar. Our courses provide a safe and nurturing space where you can take creative risks, explore your unique voice, and gain the confidence to share your work with others.

Fun and Fulfillment: Above all, our Creative Writing Courses are designed to be enjoyable and fulfilling. Writing should bring you joy, and our courses create a space where you can embrace your creativity, have a blast, and truly savor the writing process.

So get ready to unleash your writing potential, connect with a dynamic community, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and creative expression with Heart2Art's Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane!

Why Heart2art workshops for Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane?

Heart2Art Workshops is the ultimate go-to for Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane, and we've got plenty of reasons to back that claim. First things first, our workshops provide a nurturing and supportive environment that's perfect for writers of all levels. So whether you're just starting out on your writing journey or you're a seasoned pro looking to refine your skills, our experienced instructors are here to offer expert guidance, personalized feedback, and tailored instruction that'll help you flourish as a writer.

But that's not all! Our courses are designed to light a fire under your creativity. We've got a whole range of writing prompts, genre exploration activities, and interactive exercises to get those creative juices flowing. We believe in taking risks and pushing the boundaries of your writing, so we'll help you unlock your unique voice and empower you to tell stories that truly captivate readers.

At Heart2Art, we're all about fostering a sense of community. Our Creative Writing Courses offer fantastic opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion for writing. By interacting with your peers, giving and receiving constructive feedback, and building networks, you'll create a supportive community that not only motivates you but also gives you a sense of belonging.

We understand the value of practical skills development, which is why our courses focus on teaching you essential writing techniques and strategies. Whether it's developing a gripping plot, creating memorable characters, mastering dialogue, or painting vivid descriptions, we'll equip you with the practical tools you need to bring your creative vision to life.

So, if you're ready to dive into the world of creative writing, join us at Heart2Art Workshops in Brisbane. We can't wait to help you unleash your writing potential and embark on an exciting literary journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the creative writing courses in brisbane.

Our Creative Writing Courses in Brisbane typically have varying durations, ranging from a few weeks to several months, depending on the specific course. The duration will be clearly outlined in the course details when you enroll.

Do I need any prior writing experience to join the courses?

No, prior writing experience is not required to join our Creative Writing Courses. Our courses cater to individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to more experienced writers. Whether you're just starting out or have been writing for some time, our courses are designed to meet you where you are on your writing journey.

What genres of writing are covered in the courses?

Our Creative Writing Courses in Gold Coast cover a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and more. You'll have the opportunity to explore different genres and discover the ones that resonate with your writing style and interests.

Will I receive feedback on my writing during the courses?

Yes, you will receive feedback on your writing during the courses. Our experienced instructors provide constructive feedback and personalized guidance to help you improve your writing skills and develop your unique voice. Feedback may be given in both group settings and one-on-one sessions, depending on the course structure.

Can I submit my work for publication after completing the courses?

Absolutely! Our Creative Writing Courses aim to prepare you for the next steps in your writing journey, including potential publication opportunities. While we cannot guarantee publication, our courses equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to polish your work and pursue publication avenues such as literary journals, online platforms, or self-publishing.

Are there any age restrictions for joining the courses?

The age restrictions for our Creative Writing Courses may vary depending on the specific course. Some courses may have age limitations due to the content and level of instruction, while others may be open to participants of all ages. The age requirements will be clearly stated in the course details, and we offer courses suitable for both adult writers and younger aspiring writers.

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Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) (Professional Writing and Publishing)

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What is a creative writing course.

A creative writing course teaches you how to approach different styles of writing, like fiction, short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. You will be encouraged to share your work so it can be critiqued by others, which helps you develop your skills to a publishable standard. 

What do you learn in a creative writing course?

Creative writing courses are both inspiring and practical. You’re given the space to experiment with your own ideas, but you also learn writing for different genres, platforms and formats. 

Depending on your course, you’ll learn how to:

  • kickstart your creativity
  • develop a distinctive writing style
  • think critically about work produced by other writers 
  • write across areas like short fiction, long-form fiction, genre fiction, poetry and children’s fiction
  • act on feedback and edit your own work
  • deliver critical feedback during virtual workshop discussions
  • submit your work for publication
  • navigate the Australian publishing industry.

Why should I study creative writing?

There are countless reasons to study creative writing. Enrol if you want to develop your craft, write professionally, or inspire yourself artistically. You’ll have the space to work on projects that matter to you, which could lead to a publishable story, collection or manuscript that you might not have finished otherwise. 

You’ll gain incredibly valuable knowledge about the path to publication from people who’ve been there. And you’ll network with like-minded creatives from all over the country. These connections often end up being the writers, editors and publishers you collaborate with in your career.   

Why should I study an online course in creative writing?

It’s not uncommon to juggle your creative projects with other work. Studying online gives you the time and flexibility to do that. Plus, you’re not restricted by location—you can access universities from across Australia. This has its advantages. It means you can choose your course based on the writing teachers who appeal to you most.  

Why should I study online through Open Universities Australia?

There are a lot of reasons to study your course online through us.

  • You can enrol without entry requirements  We have a unique open-door policy  that makes it possible for everyone to enrol in university study, no matter their academic history. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a degree, we’ll help you get in through single undergraduate subjects and transition into a qualification from there.
  • You have total control over how you study Upskill without committing to a whole degree upfront. Or enrol in a full degree, but take it a subject at a time. We’ll introduce you to flexible study options you didn’t even know about, so you can fit uni around what matters to you.
  • You’ll graduate with the same qualification as an on-campus student Once you enrol through us, you’ll study online with the university that provides your degree. This means that when you complete your qualification, you’ll graduate with the same degree as on-campus students.
  • We’ll help you navigate the university world Our friendly student advisors will be your guide every step of the enrolment journey. They'll help you compare universities, choose a course, provide documentation and understand your finance options.

How long is a creative writing course?

It depends on the course and whether you choose something short or long-term. Here’s a general guide: 

If you study a degree in creative writing through Open Universities Australia, you have the flexibility to choose how many subjects you take per term. This means you can complete your qualification at a faster or slower pace than you would on campus.   

Is creative writing a difficult course?

Creative writing is a skill that requires practice and patience—but it’s a skill anyone can learn with the right guidance. Many of our students find workshopping to be the hardest thing about their course, because they can’t help taking the feedback about their work personally. It’s tricky to separate yourself from your writing, but your tutors and peers only have your development in mind. If you’re open to a bit of constructive criticism, you should find your course fun and rewardingly challenging. 

What jobs can you get with a creative writing degree?

Creative writing graduates have the critical thinking and writing skills to work across all sorts of industries. Students commonly pursue work as:

  • Journalists
  • Copywriters 
  • Digital marketers
  • Magazine publishers and editors
  • Book publishers and editors
  • Screenwriters
  • Arts administrators

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

Work intensively on your writing and graduate with real-world skills keenly sought by employers.

Guide to entry thresholds

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  • 3 years full-time

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2024.

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Practical learning

'I think the biggest part of my studies that helped me get to where I am today was the experiences on offer and the focus on practical learning. I was constantly learning from a range of professionals that helped me develop my writing techniques and strategies with creative flair to become an effective written communicator.'

Real scholarships

'When I was awarded a scholarship I didn’t realise that it would also open up a world of opportunities. I used some of my scholarship money for an exchange to the University of Glasgow where I studied subjects that weren’t part of the creative writing degree such as archaeology and Scottish literature.'

  • Work creatively on writing novels, poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir, and genre fiction.
  • Work towards a year-long major piece of creative writing in a form and genre of your choice, as well as engage in major transdisciplinary projects with creatives from other fields.
  • Gain insight into the national contexts into which your writing will enter as well as the debates and ideas that are enlivening and challenging the ways in which writers create.
  • Learn about central ideas from literary theory and ways to think and write critically about texts.
  • Learn from highly experienced and published authors, scholars, and experts in creative writing.
  • Gain opportunities for exposure with internships at writers’ festivals, literary events, publishing houses, and public readings.
  • Graduates work as fiction writers, editors, embedded creatives in technical and corporate contexts, technical writers, script writers, reviewers, travel writers, feature writers, journalists, publishers, media workers, policy workers, government employees and teachers.

Why choose this course?

Writing is more central to our culture than ever before. The communication revolution demands written content—on the page, on the screen, and in new and evolving forms and spaces. Writers, storytellers and experts with nuanced and creative language are needed to provoke, entertain and connect to audiences in expanding ways. QUT offers the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate writing course in South-East Queensland with the broadest range of units on offer. Within the BFA structure, you gain the deepest possible access to this knowledge.

Real-world learning

The course is taught by highly experienced published authors and scholars. Visits and guest lectures from writers, editors and publishers will help you gain a unique perspective on writing as a vocation, and provide access to the industry and national writing communities. A thriving on-campus literary culture and associations with festivals and local publishing houses will keep you engaged with fellow travellers and industry tastemakers as you develop your craft. You will benefit from a transdisciplinary approach from the outset, encouraging you as a specialist creative writer to work in teams with others who have different creative skill sets. We aim to produce writers who not only have sophisticated writing skills, but who are critically engaged thinkers with knowledge about the debates and cultural contexts informing our practices today.

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What to expect.

Your studies will begin with you working intensively on your writing in a number of forms and genres including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy writing, media, poetry, digital media, editing and scriptwriting. There will be a focus on new and emergent forms, while learning to think and write critically about texts. From there, you will build specialist writing skills for professional applications via deep engagement with industry partners and contexts. Later in your degree you will choose electives to tailor your course to your strengths and vocational interests. You will write a sustained piece of creative work in a genre of your choice and participate in editing and developing a manuscript for a targeted market.

Double degrees

Combine creative writing with a second study area for greater career flexibility and opportunities in other industries. Consider a double degree with:

  • business to develop your career as a creative writer, publishing professional or public relations consultant
  • law to use your skills for a career as an in-house lawyer, solicitor in private practice, policy adviser, intellectual property lawyer or crime writer.

If you are looking to apply your creative abilities to education settings or the teaching profession you have some options.  You can complete your creative writing course first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.*  You can undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your creative writing degree.

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas. 

Careers and outcomes

With a creative writing major you will graduate with advanced writing and communication capabilities as well as analytic and editorial experience. These are rare, real-world skills that are keenly sought by employers. Graduates also find success working as creative writers and editors in community and freelance capacities.

Opportunities exist as fiction writers, scriptwriters, reviewers, travel writers, feature writers, editors, publishers, media workers and teachers. The publishing and screen industries, advertising and public relations agencies, magazines, newspapers, digital content providers, government and large corporations all require specialist writers with a flair for language.

Possible careers

  • Advertising professional
  • Creative writer
  • Digital content producer
  • Digital copywriter
  • Publishing professional

Details and units

Course structure, your course.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing), you must complete the following:

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Creative Writing major – 168 credit points
  • Complementary studies – 48 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Extension plus 48 credit points chosen from a minor or unit options (electives).
  • Introduction to creative writing practice.
  • Develop critical and analytical skills in reading and writing a variety of literature forms.
  • Learn from lecturers and tutors with industry experience.
  • Write and analyse short stories, creative nonfiction and youth writing.
  • Build on practical skills and conceptual backgrounds.
  • Study script-writing, stylistics, poetics and corporate writing.
  • Explore how a variety of notable novels were written.
  • Choose electives to tailor your course to your strengths and vocational interests.
  • Write a sustained piece of creative work in a genre of your choice.
  • Participate in editing and developing a manuscript for a targeted market.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of long fiction and life writing.
  • Learn about the real world of the writing and publishing industry.
  • Expand your study with electives in creative or other disciplines.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

  • Study script-writing, stylistics, poetics and corporate writing.

Requirements

Don't have a ATAR/selection rank?

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Year 12 early offer scheme

If you're a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

Entry rquirements

From 2024, entry to this program will no longer have an audition entry requirement. Selection will instead be based on your ATAR/Selection Rank.

While no audition is required, QUT offers a range of pathways in addition to ATAR thresholds, including previous work life experiences and performing arts qualifications.

Find out more about performance and creative industries course entry

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 70.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2023

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile .

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP) .

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

  • Year 12 with an overall grade average of 7.5 (on a 10-point scale) from all Year 12 subjects and an overall passing grade in Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong.
  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistu/Finnish Matriculation Certificate with a grade average of 3 over 4 exam results.
  • Prior to 2020: Pre-University Certificate with a grade average of 15 on a 20-point scale.
  • From 2020: National High School Diploma/Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a grade average of 15 on a 20-point scale in final year (Grade 12).
  • An aggregate score of  8  based on the best three A-Level subjects from  General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A2) Level.  <br> <br>A or A2-Level: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1<br> <br>A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level  subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A level.  <br>AS-or A1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5.<br> <br>Awarded by: AQA, Cambridge/CIE, CEA, Pearson/Pearson International/ Edexcel, OxfordAQA,OCR, WJEC.
  • Completed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with final aggregate score of 28.<br><br>Send your results to QUT through your online IB account. QUTs institution code is 003148.<br> <br>Depending on the structure of your course, you can receive advanced standing up to 4 units towards your degree. You can apply for advanced standing based on your completed IB Diploma studies, after you have been accepted into your course. For information on Credit for Prior Learning, please refer to https://www.advancedstanding.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/AdvStand.woa/wa/precedents?institution=IBD
  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 3/Certificate of Graduation (Nilai Ujian Sekolah) with an overall average of 80% in the best 5 academic subjects (Bahasa Indonesia, Matematika, Bahasa Inggris and 2 other academic subjects from Group C).
  • Senior/Higher Secondary School Certificate/Pre-University certificate from QUT recognised state education boards with an overall average of 75% in best five academic subjects (2 languages and 3 academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • Indian School Certificate academic stream awarded by CISCE with overall average of 60% in best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • All India Senior School Certificate academic stream awarded by CBSE with an overall average of 60% in best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • Senior Secondary Matriculation Examination (Stúdentspróf) with a grade average 6 in the final year results.
  • Higher Diploma or Associate degree from recognised Hong Kong institutions with an overall grade average of 2.0 on a 4 point scale where 2=pass. Requirement for other scales: 1.7 on a 4.0 point scale where 1.7=pass; 1.7 on a 4.3 point scale where 1.7=pass or 2.0 on a 4.5 point scale where 2=pass).
  • HKDSE with an aggregate score of 16 over the five best HKDSE subjects (across Core and category A or C electives) where 2 is the minimum accepted grade.
  • German Abitur: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with an overall grade point average of 3.4 on 6-point scale (where 1 is best).
  • An aggregate score of 8 based on the best three A-Level subjects from  General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level.  <br> <br>A or A2-Level subject: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, U=0 <br> <br>A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level  subject provided that the subject has not been taken at A level.  AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. B=2.<br> <br>Awarded by: AQA, Cambridge/CIE, CEA, Pearson/Pearson International/ Edexcel, OxfordAQA,OCR, WJEC.
  • Leaving Certificate with a grade average of 4.0 in the best 5 Higher, Ordinary, or LCVP subjects.
  • Studentereksamen (STX) with an overall grade average of 4 in the final year.
  • GAOKAO 60% in best 4 academic subjects.<br>GAOKAO score converted to percentage using Chinese, English/Foreign Language, Mathematics and one other subject (excluding Technology). Percent is the [sum of scores attained for the four units] / [sum of maximum grades for the four units].
  • Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma with an overall grade average of 60% using the best  five Grade 12 subjects of course types: University based (40U, 42U) or Specialised (40S, 42S)
  • Alberta High School Diploma with an overall grade average of 60% using the best five Level 30 Provincial Diploma Exams
  • British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with an overall grade average of 60% using Language Arts 12 provincially examined subject (English 12; English 12 First Peoples, Communication 12, English Literature 12) and four Grade 12 academic subjects (4 credit point).
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an overall grade average of 60% using the best six Grade 12 subjects of course types: University preparation (U); University / college preparation (M); or College preparation (C).
  • An aggregate score of 8 from Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced (A) Level and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level subjects including at least two A Level pass subjects.<br><br>Aggregate is calculated based on the best three A Levels.  AS Levels can be included and are counted as half of an A Level.<br>A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, U=0 for A Level subjects; and<br>A(a)=2.5, B(b)=2, C(c)=1.5, D(d)=1, E(e)=0.5, U=0 for AS Level subjects.
  • Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate with an overall average of 60% in best five academic subjects (2 languages and 3 academic subjects), excluding Internal Assessment.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) in general academic stream with an overall grade point average of 4.0 on 5 point scale.
  • QUT Diploma program with successful completion.
  • QUT Foundation Program with an overall grade average of at least 4.4 (on QUT's 7 point scale).
  • QUT Intensive Program with an overall grade average of at least 4.4 (on QUT's 7 point scale).
  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation) with an overall grade average of 4.0 on a 5 point scale in the final year.<br> <br>Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1100.
  • Enhanced ACT* and USA High School Diploma (HSD)<br>ACT 24 and USA High School Diploma.<br> <br>Nominate your score report to be sent to QUT using the College Code 5437 - Queensland University of Technology.
  • SAT-I* and High School Diploma (HSD)<br>SAT 1 of 1100 (out of 1600) and Senior High School Diploma.<br> <br>Nominate your score report to be sent to QUT using the Designated Institution (DI) code is 7971 - Queensland University of Technology.<br>*Composite SAT-1 Score since March 2016
  • Advanced Placements (APs)<br>High School Diploma with completion of 12 years of schooling and an aggregate of 9 in Advanced Placements (APs) subjects.<br> <br>A minimum of two and a maximum of four APs may be used. Aggregate determined where: A=5, B=4, C=3 (Pass), D=2, E=1. Where more than four APs have been taken,  best four results are used.<br> <br>AP results must be issued by The College Board Advanced Placement Program.
  • An aggregate score of 8 from Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education H2 Level and H1 Level subjects including at least two H2 Level pass subjects.<br><br>Aggregate is calculated based on the best three H2 Levels.  H1 Levels can be included and are counted as half of H2 Level.<br>A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1 for H2 Level;<br>A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5 for H1 Level.<br>General Paper is not included in the calculation.<br>Bonus aggregate points are applied for ONE H3 Level pass as: Distinction=2, Merit=1.5, Pass=1.
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma with an overall grade average of 2 on a 4 point scale from Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek Polytechnic.
  • Certificate of Secondary Education in Academic stream with overall grade point average 2.7 or higher in Grade 12/Matayom 6
  • Senior High School Diploma (Academic Senior III)  with final year overall percentage average of 90%.
  • Senior High School Diploma (Academic) with final year overall average pass and AST 60% (5 subjects).
  • Senior High School Diploma (Academic) with final year overall average pass and GSAT 60% (4 subjects).
  • Högskoleförberedande examen with an overall grade average of 14 out of 20; where A=20, B=17.5, C=15, D=12.5, E=10, F=0.
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education ('Advanced' Level) with aggregate score of 8 over best three A Level subjects excluding General Paper/English where A=5, B=4, C=3, S=0.
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with average of 4.6 over best five subjects in final year (excluding Life Orientation); where 7=80-100%; 6=70-79%; 5=60-69%; 4=50-59%; 3=40-49%; 2=30-39%; 1=0-29.
  • Aggregate score of 6 from best three Scottish Advanced Highers where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2.
  • Aggregate score of 2 from best 8 Scottish Highers Examinations where A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1.
  • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with a Mean Grade of  B
  • Grade 12 Senior High School Diploma in an Academic Track from a PAASCU accredited Secondary Education or Senior High School program with an overall average of 90%.
  • SAT 1 of 1100 (out of 1600) and Senior High School Diploma.<br> <br>Nominate your score report to be sent to QUT using the Designated Institution (DI) code is 7971 - Queensland University of Technology.<br>*Composite SAT-1 Score since March 2016
  • Pre-Engineering & Pre-Medical stream - Higher Secondary Education Certificate (HSSC) or Intermediate Examination Certificate with an overall average of 65%.
  • Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate with grade point average of 3.6 on the 6-point scale in final year.
  • A certified copy of your Record of Achievement issued by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) confirming you have qualified for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) and meet the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR/ITI) equivalent for the course. Please refer to the Guide to entry thresholds https://www.qut.edu.au/study/applying/international-year-12-students/queensland-op-atar-and-ib-acceptance-thresholds<br><br>The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) calculates an Interstate Transfer Index (ATAR/ ITI), you must authorised your information to be released to us, so we can verify your ATAR/ITI online. The ATAR/ITI will not be released to you, NZQA will provide the score to us.
  • Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs with grade average of 6.4 in final year.
  • Matrikulasi (Matriculation) with overall grade point average of 2.75 on 4-point scale.
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian Higher School Certificate Examination) with an aggregate score of 8 over the best three A Level subjects (excluding General Paper) where:<br>A/A-=5; B+=4; B=3; B-/C+=2; C=1; less than C=0.
  • United Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (UEC) with grade average of 4.4 from five major subjects (excluding Chinese, Malay, PE); where A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8; F9=Fail.
  • Senior High School Certificate/Diploma and Korean College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) aggregate level of 12 from Language Arts, Mathematics and Foreign Language (English).  

I completed secondary school in Australia

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 70.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, United States of America and Wales.

UTS (University of Technology Sydney) Insearch - Academic English

English program.

Academic English 5 (AE5) program with a final overall grade of PASS or higher completed within one year of starting at QUT.

Bachelor studies

Higher education.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor from RMIT Vietnam, completed within two years of starting at QUT.

A completed bachelor degree (or higher) with a minimum of 1 year full-time studies with a passing grade point average from RMIT Vietnam, completed within five years of starting at QUT.

USA High School Diploma - completed in the USA or at an overseas American International School

Senior secondary.

USA High School Diploma completed in an approved English Speaking country with a grade of C or better in Grade 12 English.<br> <br>USA High School Diploma completed in a non-English Speaking country with a grade of C or better in Grade 12 English and SAT score of at least 640 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing within the last five years.

Post Secondary

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a recognised in a Diploma or Associate degree an accredited USA institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time on-campus studies with passing grade point average in a recognised Diploma or Associate degree an at an accredited USA institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

Bachelor or higher

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a recognised Bachelor or higher program at an accredited USA institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time on-campus studies with passing grade point average in a recognised Bachelor or higher program at an accredited USA institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

Advanced Placement (AP)

A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition.

Bachelor or Higher

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Danish institution, with all prior schooling/studies in Denmark. Diploma Supplement or an official letter from home institution stating English as the language of instruction.

Danish Studentereksamen(Upper Secondary School Diploma)

7 in A-level English OR 10 in B-level English completed within five years of starting at QUT.

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

English Language, English Literature or English Lanague and Literature with a minimum grade of C or an A2 level in a humanities subject with a minimum grade of C or A2 grade of C in General Paper.<br> <br>Qualifications issued by: Pearson/Edexcel; Cambridge/CIE; AQA; OxfordAQA; CEA; OCR; WJEC.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) O level / International GCSE (IGCSE)

O Level: Minimum grade C or 5 in English, English Language, English (First Language), English as a Second Language or English Literature.<br> <br>Qualifications issued by: Pearson/Edexcel; Cambridge/CIE; AQA; CEA; OCR; WJEC.

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

TAFE Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation subjects studied in Australia: with both Language and Learning units (ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections, and ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/ argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches) completed within two years of starting at QUT.

QUT Intensive Program

QUT Intensive Program with Academic English 2 grade of 5 (on a 7 point scale).

On-campus Bachelor or higher program studies with an overall passing grade point average at a recognised Australian institution (the duration of studies must be 1 year or more full-time), with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country. <br> <br>On-campus Bachelor or higher program studies with an overall passing grade point average at a recognised Australian institution (the duration of studies must be 1 year or more full-time). These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

Diploma programs

AQF Diploma award of 1 full-time year equivalent studies undertaken at an Australian University, University college or TAFE institution. These studies must be successful with a passing grade point average and must be completed in Australia in on-campus mode within two years of starting at QUT.

QUT Foundation program

QUT Foundation Program with Academic English 2 grade of 5 (on a 7 point scale).

Australian University Foundation Programs

Foundation program with final semester English and communication subject(s) with a grade of 5 (on a 7 point scale) . Studies must be on-campus in Australia and completed within 2 years of starting at QUT.

QUT English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

QC36 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 Standard or QC37 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 Extended with 65% completed within one year of starting this course at QUT.

QUT Diploma

QUT Diploma program with a grade of 4.0 (out of 7) in the unit Professional Communication 2/Academic Communication 2; completed within two years of starting this course at QUT.

Australian senior high school - completed in Australia or overseas at an International School

Queensland High School with a minimum grade of C in Unit 3 and 4 in English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language, within five years of starting at QUT.<br>

Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees

AQF Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree award of 1 full-time year equivalent studies undertaken at an Australian University, University college or TAFE institution. These studies must be successful with a passing grade point average and must be completed in Australia in on-campus mode within two years of starting at QUT.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD)

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) completed 2 year program with achievement in one of the following subjects with grade of 3 (higher level) or 4 (standard level)<br>English A: Language and Literature<br>English A: Literature<br>English B.<br>Completed within five years of starting at QUT..

All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE

65% in English Core subject completed within five years of starting at QUT.

Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE

Higher diploma or associate degree.

Higher Diploma or Associate degree (minimum of 1 year full-time on-campus studies) at a recognised Hong Kong institution with: <br>a passing grade point average and these studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT; and<br>an official language of instruction letter is required if the academic transcripts doesn't clearly state English is the Language of Instruction; and<br>evidence of minimum HKDSE Level 2 overall in the English Language.

1 year full-time on-campus studies in a Bachelor or higher program at a recognised Hong Kong institution with: <br>a passing grade point average and these studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT; and<br>an official language of instruction letter is required if the academic transcripts doesn't clearly state English is the Language of Instruction; and<br>evidence of minimum HKDSE Level 2 overall in English Language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 4 overall in English Language subject completed within two years of starting at QUT.

Diploma Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (Dutch HAVO) Getuigschrift (from a Hogere Burgerschool) Dutch HAVO

A grade of 8 or better in final year English completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised institution in Netherlands completed within five years of starting at QUT, with all prior schooling/studies in Netherlands. Diploma Supplement or an official letter from home institution stating English as the language of instruction.

Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs

A grade of 7 or better in final year English completed within five years of starting at QUT.

Ylioppilastutkintotodistu/Lukion päättötoditus

Ylioppilastutkintotodistu: score of 4 in English subject in final year of secondary school completed within five years of starting at QUT.<br> <br>Lukion päättötoditus: at least a grade 8 English A in final year of secondary school completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Finnish institution completed within five years of starting at QUT, and a pass in English subject from Finnish High School. Diploma Supplement or an official letter from home institution stating English as the language of instruction.

A Level: English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature with a minimum grade of C. GCE A level in a humanities subject with a minimum grade of C.<br> <br>AS Level: English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature or General Paper/General Studies with a minimum grade of C.<br> <br>Qualifications issued by: Pearson/Edexcel; Cambridge/CIE; AQA; OxfordAQA; CEA; OCR; WJEC.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) completed 2 year program with achievement in one of the following subjects with grade of 3 (higher level) or 4 (standard level)<br>English A: Language and Literature<br>English A: Literature<br>English B.<br>Completed within five years of starting at QUT.

O Level: Minimum grade C or 5 in English, English Language, English (First Language), English as a Second Language or English Literature.<br> <br>Qualifications issued by: Pearson/Edexcel; Cambridge/CIE; AQA; OxfordAQA; CEA; OCR; WJEC.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised German institution, with all prior schooling/studies in Germany.

Abitur - Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

Grade of 3 in English within five years of starting at QUT.

DAAD English Language Certificate

B2 (4 star in all bands) within five years of starting at QUT.

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC):

A grade of Achievement Level 5 or 60% in English Home Language or English First Additional Language

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised South African institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time oncampus studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised South African institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

Vitnemal For Videregaende Opplaering (Certificate for Upper Secondary Education and Training)

Grade of 4 or better in English in any year of Vitnemal fra den videregaende skolen (Upper Secondary Education - Grade 11,12,13) completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Norwegian institution, with all prior schooling/studies in Norway.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Swedish institution, with all prior schooling/studies in Sweden.

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg / Examensbevis yrkesexamen or Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola/ Högskoleförberedande examen

C in English 5 within five years of starting at QUT.<br> <br>Pass in English 6 or English 7 completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised English institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time on-campus studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised English institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

Brunei - Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

A Level: English Language, English Literature or English Lanague and Literature with a minimum grade of C. GCE A level in a humanities subject with a minimum grade of C.<br> <br>AS Level: English Language, English Literature, English Lanague and Literature or General Paper/General Studies with a minimum grade of C.

Brunei - Cambridge General Certificate of Education O Level

O Level: Minimum grade C or 5 in English, English Language, English (First Language), English as a Second Language or English Literature.

Matriculation Examination -Stúdentspróf

A grade of 6.0 in English completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised institution in Iceland completed within five years of starting at QUT, and a pass in English subject from Studentsprof. Diploma Supplement or an official letter from home institution stating English as the language of instruction.

New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

18 credits at NCEA Level 3 English and completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised New Zealand institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time oncampus studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised New Zealand institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in non- English Speaking country.

On-campus Bachelor or higher studies with an overall passing grade point average at a recognised Papua New Guinean institution (the duration of studies must be 1 year or more full-time) within the last five years.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Irish institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time oncampus studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Irish institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in non- English Speaking country.

Irish Leaving Certificate Scrúdú Cruthaithe na hArdteistiméireachta

English Language Higher with a grade of D1 (prior to 2017) or grade of 4 (from 2017).

Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate of Education OLevel

C5 in English Language.

Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Singapore - Cambridge H2 Level: English Language and Linguistics or Literature in English or Knowledge and Inquiry subject or approved humanities subject with a minimum grade of C. <br> <br>Singapore - Cambridge H1 Level: A grade of C in General Paper.

Diploma from Singapore Polytechnics

Post secondary.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Diploma program at a recognised Singapore Polytechnic, with all prior schooling/studies in Singapore.<br> <br>1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Diploma program at a recognised Singapore Polytechnic. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non-English Speaking country.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor program at a recongised Singapore institution, with all prior schooling/studies in Singapore.<br> <br>1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor program at a recongised Singapore institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non-English Speaking country.

Canadian High School Diploma - completed in Canada or at an overseas International School

Alberta High School Diploma with a grade of 60% or better in an English Level 30 Provincial Diploma Exam completed within five years of starting at QUT.<br> <br>British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a grade of 60% or better in English 12 or English Studies 12 completed within five years of starting at QUT.<br> <br>Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a grade of 60% or better in English at Grade 12 Level (i.e. ENG4U or ENG4C) completed within five years of starting at QUT.

1 year full-time studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Canadian institution, with all prior schooling/studies in an approved English speaking country.<br> <br>1 year full-time on-campus studies with passing grade point average in a Bachelor or higher program from a recognised Canadian institution. These studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT, if all prior schooling/studies were studied in a non- English Speaking country.

1 year full-time on-campus Bachelor studies at a recognised Malaysian institution with: <br>a passing grade point average and these studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT; and<br>an official language of instruction letter is required if the academic and transcripts doesn't clearly state English is the Language of Instruction; and<br>evidence of a pass in the English subject in a recongised high school qualification: SPM, STPM, UEC, A levels and O levels or equivalent.

1119 (GCE-O) English

1119 (GCE-O) English with a grade 5C.

STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia

C pass in 920 English or humanities subject.

A completed recognised Diploma (minimum of 1 year full-time on-campus studies) at a recognised Malaysian institution with: <br>a passing grade point average and these studies must have been completed within five years of starting at QUT; and<br>an official language of instruction letter is required if the academic and transcripts doesn't clearly state English is the Language of Instruction; and<br>evidence of a pass in the English subject in a recognised high school qualification: SPM, STPM, UEC, A levels and O levels or equivalent.

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By Shikha Pandey

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Are you based in the northeast part of Australia?

Are you interested in taking a course to improve your writing skills, or to gain a degree, or a postgraduate qualification in the writing field?

Continue reading to learn about 15 top writing courses in Queensland, with a particular emphasis on creative writing and screenwriting .

1. Creative Writing Stage 1 at Australian Writers’ Centre

Creative Writing courses often skip the basics and delve right into the advanced strategies. This can be a bad idea because a lot of writers don’t know where to start. Simple, practical tips can be the handiest while writing your book or script. This course will take you through each step in a careful manner and teach you how to master the basics. You can gauge the correct way to write a scene or set a background and work on your characters. A group of writers comprising various ages join the workshop. This gives you a chance to interact with writers of all levels and skills. The 2 day workshop is taught by Angela Slatter and costs $450. You can check this link to book a spot.

2. Introduction to Creative Writing at Queensland Writers’ Centre

If you’re a beginner and need to learn the basics of creative writing, this course is ideal for you! Start small by following exercises and tips to know your style. This online course takes place over 8 hours and gives you an understanding of the basics involved in writing. Writers and authors will figure how to research, find ideas and inspiration and keep innovating. Any professional or published writer can also consider undertaking this course. Over time you will develop your skills and find your niche. Details of registration can be found here. At only $99, this course is a steal for your career! Register to create an account and you can start learning immediately.

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3. Introduction to Creative Writing: Light my Fire at Brisbane Writers’ Workshop

Creative Writing is a difficult art to master. But doesn’t mean one can’t try! This course is jam packed with ideas and strategies. You will be able to formulate your personality, style and preferred genre. You will also learn what you aren’t good at. Knowing your weaknesses can make you a better writer. Debate and discussion is encouraged instead of a formal teaching environment. Writers of all genres and styles can try this 2-day workshop to refresh themselves. If you are facing a writer’s block, then picking an intensive and short workshop like this could prove beneficial. Writers and authors will also get a chance to study works by famous and successful writers. Email them to learn about fees and availability.

4. Bachelor of Creative Industries at University of Sunshine Coast

Writing is a creative skill but learning it from a practical point of view is always sensible. Give your career a boost by studying this unique course that combines creative writing and publishing. The intensive 3 year full time course allows you to experience the publishing and writing industry beforehand. Publishers and editors find it frustrating to work with novice or amateur writers with no idea of the literary industry. This course can give you an edge over other writers or authors. Students get a chance to learn from experienced industry professionals, published authors, and successful writers. You will also be able to create a portfolio and establish a skill set in the genre of your choice. Stories, short stories, novels, poetry, children’s stories, young adult fiction and screenwriting are some of the genres you will experiment with. Fill the form at the end of the page to learn more about schedule and admission requirements. The fees and expenses are listed here along with any other queries you may have.

5. Master of Writing, Editing, and Publishing at University of Queensland

A Master’s degree is an excellent way to gain professional insight and knowledge. This one year course at the University of Queensland allows you to specialize in the field of your choice.  One can benefit from learning the aspects of professional writing along with creative writing. This gives you the added advantage of knowing where your strengths lie. Students will have to work on academic papers, journals, and essays as well as fiction, stories, and non-fiction. Practical experience is gained in the form of internships that are offered at esteemed and prestigious institutes in Australia. You can use this link to apply for admission or learn further details.

6. Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Critical Writing at University of Southern Queensland

If you have an interest in writing or wish to pursue a career as a writer, this course is a perfect starting point. The course lasts one year and takes you through various aspects of writing, editing and publishing. Students are expected to complete a dissertation project. This will enable them to grasp nuances of the different styles of writing involved. You can also choose to take the course online if you are based in another city or country. You can also pursue a Master’s or PhD should you desire to do so. Visit this page to learn about admission requirements and fees.

7. Bachelor of Creative Arts at Australian Catholic University

Having an intensive and comprehensive degree to start your career can be a blessing. The 3 year Bachelors course teaches students of all ages to manage a profession in the media industry. Major aspects of the industry are covered such as journalism, communication, creative writing, music, drama, literature, and graphic design. You will get a chance to pick and focus on your chosen field. A complete education is only possible when students can experience the community and profession first hand. Internships, networking events, seminars and workshops are offered so they can gain valuable knowledge and insight. You can use this link to learn about the admission schedule and fees.

8. Kickstart Your Writing at Queensland Writers’ Centre

A short refresher course is just what the doctor ordered for writer’s needing inspiration. The 3 hour long course costs $19 and is amazing because of its practical inputs and exercises. Writing is a solitary job and taking part in this online course can give you a break and engage you in relevant exercises, ideas, and strategies. You will need to make an account before you can purchase the course. Once you have done so, you can immediately start learning and get to work.

9. Diploma of Screen & Media at Queensland School of Film and Television

There are different genres of writing one can learn but screenwriting is a style of its own. Film and television industry has its rules, tricks, and tips that writers need to be aware of. Selecting a specialized, focused course is an excellent way to ensure you go prepared in the professional world. It is an 18 month full-time course that takes you through the depths of the film and television industry. Students and writers also can choose particular subjects instead of opting for the complete course. The course is aimed at professionals or older students who want to pursue a new career or improve their prospects. For the same reason, evening classes are provided should the students be employed or have day jobs. A part time study option is also available for students and writers. While screenwriting is one career avenue you can choose after finishing the course, others are direction, editing, art direction, production, photography, sound recording, and post production. Interested writers or students can fill this form to learn further details and fees.

10. Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology

The world is changing and it is time education adapts to the new age. Courses such as the Doctor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology are a boon for the modern age. Revolutionary, analytical teaching practices that inform the students to look at subjects in an in-depth manner are encouraged here. You will get a chance to design research and study projects that pertain to your field. While this isn’t a writing focused course, you can choose to become a writer or communicator after finishing this 3 year course. This opens the door to many careers and options such as researcher, writer, teacher, communicator, analyst, designer, and educator. Find the eligibility requirements and course schedule available here.

11. Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing at Griffith University

A practical and well-crafted post-graduate course will come in handy for writers and authors. Griffith University has a 1 year part-time online course for local and international students. Students will be able to polish their existing skills, master new talents and become experienced in creative and professional writing. You will be exposed to the real life implications and insights of the publishing and media industry. The elements of Professional Writing will equip you for careers in public relations, media, journalism, communication, digital media, and advertising. In Creative Writing, you will ensure your grip on fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, novels, short stories, and journalism improves. Visit this page to find your eligibility, fees, and application requirements.

12. Master of Creative Industries at JMC Academy

Choosing to study at one of the most successful media academies in Australia is always a smart decision. Opting for the Master of Creative Industries at JMC Academy can prepare you for the literary and media industry. This course is personalized and customized so students can focus on the niche and profile of their choice. Theory is used to supplement practical learning and students are encouraged to network, intern and communicate with mentors and professionals. The final culmination of the project comes in the form of a project. The project is something unique and cool such as creating a game, writing a musical score, filming a video, a short film, animating a video or choreographing a song. It is done to test the limits and give students an inkling of what lies ahead. The 2 year course is available full time in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Use their online form to apply and learn more information about fees and schedules.

13. Diploma in Arts at University of Queensland

This 1 year full-time or part time course is ideal for students looking to gain quick knowledge and expertise. Intended for writers with a Bachelor’s degree or sufficient experience, it is a refresher course for writers and authors. Students will be able to pick a major and focus on their field of choice. Learn how to create compelling characters, intriguing structure and plot for your stories. A swift review of basics and deeper attention to advanced strategies is involved in this course. Creative, professional, and corporate writing are the options open for you. You can also choose to work in communication, advertising, media, digital media, journalism, publishing, and writing. You can visit their Admission page to learn eligibility, dates, and fees.

14. Creative Writing at Tafe Queensland

A writer’s block can be frustrating and dampen your spirits. Professional or published writers don’t have the time to enroll in lengthy courses and can benefit from refresher workshops. This 2 day intensive writing course at Tafe is just what the doctor ordered. Amateurs and experienced writers can take part in this course to get encouragement and guidance. Novice writers can also find information and help on getting published and noticed by the literary industry. Richard Davis teaches this course and participants form a community that provides constructive criticism, support and advice. The course costs $240. The application form is available here.

15. Relax and Write Retreat By Edwina Shaw

Sometimes all you need to get back to writing is a change of scenery. Writing retreats are often held in scenic and blissful places. The natural beauty frees the tired and stressed mind of a writer. It pushes you to imagine and write in ways you didn’t before. The Relax and Write Retreat held by Edwina Shaw promises to do all that and more. A 2 day retreat in Highfields, this is only for women. Writers can expect to interact and mingle with women and authors of all ages and fields. You will communicate, read, write and learn what it means to have a positive support system. The purpose of this retreat is to make writing not seem like a job or a chore. It will unblock your energies and give you the change you crave. What better way to write than in front of sweeping hills and panoramic views? You can contact Edwina to book a spot. The retreat costs $400 including accommodation.

Do you know of any other writing courses in Queensland ? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!

Shikha Pandey is a creative, content and script writer based in Mumbai, India.

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At the Australian Writers’ Centre, we’re always looking at innovative ways to help you succeed in your writing goals. That’s why, as well as our ever-growing list of world-class online courses, we also offer a range of special events throughout the year.

Some of these events are completely free, including our Creative Coaching online sessions (exclusively for AWC graduates) and our ever-popular monthly Furious Fiction competition. Others include community meetups, online events and a range of in-person creative and freelance writing weekend workshops .

Numbers are often limited for these special events, so we always recommend booking early to secure your spot. We hope you’ll join us for an event very soon!

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Course code: 800-000257.

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Overview About this course

Start your journey into the world of words with this short and fun course. Choose to write non-fiction or fiction and develop a stronger sense of yourself as a writer.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes.

During this course you'll learn to:

Analyse short stories

Use memories as building blocks for your writing

Explore the techniques of creative writing, from plot to dialogue to characterisation

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

A Certificate of Participation

A clearer understanding of yourself as a reader and a writer

An edited 1000 word piece of writing in your chosen form

A potential pathway to further study in creative writing

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional development.

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

An interest in developing your creative writing skills

A laptop or computer and internet connection

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Where can this course take you?

Study options.

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

Introduction to Creative Writing (unit) 800-000257A

Specialty units allow you to pursue particular areas of interest related to your field, industry or hobby.

There are no speciality units in this course

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TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

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