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What will I learn?

Do you have a passion for words?

Develop the skills to make a mark on the modern world of publishing with our Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing. In addition to enhancing your editing and writing skills, you will learn book project management, book marketing and how to manage your own freelance editing or publishing business. As part of your studies you will complete a digital internship, where you will work with a publisher or book industry organisation on a digital book, magazine project or literary event. You will graduate ready to join the creative and dynamic field of editing and publishing with practical, real-world knowledge of the industry.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing).

Career outcomes

Graduates of this degree may work as editing and publishing professionals in corporate, government and academic organisations across traditional and digital platforms. Other graduates may also choose to freelance and work as copywriter or copy editors, proof readers and promotion specialists. Many practitioners move between in-house and freelance work over the course of their careers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,320.00 (16,33,621) per year
Start date

February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline area, or equivalent or a minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

Approved 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of creative writing, English, or other equivalent discipline.
For candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing can provide a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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