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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Communication and Media Studies » Written Communication
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who have broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relevant to creative and applied writing that will enable them to work independently or as part of a team in, particularly, the writing sector, in relation to publishing, broadcasting, performance and digital platforms, and other businesses and organisations.

This qualification is suitable for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in the creative industries who wish to enhance/upgrade their skills, and for those working in other industries who wish to improve their writing skills to allow higher-level employment.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Select and apply writing principles and processes (planning, analysis, research, drafting, editing and rewriting) to produce original outputs for specific audiences (print, broadcasting, performance and digital platforms) in the creative industries, and in other businesses and organisations.
- Apply professional, legal and ethical principles in a socially responsible manner to writing practices.
- Work independently or as part of a team to fulfil customer requirements, meet deadlines, work to a brief and solve problems in order to develop and complete writing projects.
Education pathways
Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards the:
-New Zealand Diploma in Creative Writing (Level 6) [Ref: 3409]
-New Zealand Diploma in Editing (Level 6) [Ref: 3410]

Higher level of study is possible where there are specific arrangements with the providers of Creative Writing degrees.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification are likely to work as freelance writers, or be employed as technical writers, scriptwriters, writers of website content, educational writers, speech writers, museum writers, newsletter writers and writers of other professional content, and/or as book reviewers.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 3 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Ltd
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3408
Status Current
Created May 2016
Next Review April 2022
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