Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Publishing (Applied) (Level 7)
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Communication and Media Studies » Journalism, Communication and Media Studies
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification prepares graduates to undertake professional publishing work in the public and private sectors. Graduates will take up entry-level publishing roles and participate in publishing teams, with the skills to independently manage aspects of the publishing process.
Graduate profile
Graduates will be able to:
* Research and evaluate contemporary publishing practices and trends
* Critically evaluate publishing proposals and present a business case for publication
* Project manage a product to market
* Develop and apply a broad range of practical publishing skills in a professional environment
* Employ technical skills and theoretical knowledge to produce publications
* Collaborate and negotiate professionally and productively
* Self-manage to a professional level
* Incorporate in professional practice the cultural values and perspectives of Aotearoa New Zealand
Education pathways
Graduates can progress to postgraduate study, including postgraduate study in publishing in overseas institutions.
Employment pathways
* Publisher
* Editor
* Marketing director
* Publication manager
* Publication editor
* Project manager
* Content manager
* Publicist
* Developmental editor
* Technical editor
* Web editor
* Publishing assistant
* Editorial assistant
* Marketing assistantTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
* Undergraduate degree or equivalent
* Evidence of suitability based on written application and interview
* Working knowledge of specified publishing software
* International students: IELTS 7.0 in all bands
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3072
Status Current
Created September 2015
Last Reviewed September 2015
Next Review September 2018

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