Course code: 800-000255

TAFE Statement in Writing Today - Short Stories

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Overview About this course

Explore your personal writing style as you develop a short story from start to finish. Get detailed feedback on your dialogue, description and character development and prepare to submit your work to publishers.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Explore your personal writing style

  • Bring your characters to life

  • Experiment with plot devices including linear and non-linear storytelling

  • Paint a mental picture of setting for your reader through detailed descriptions

  • Make conversation realistic through compelling dialogue

  • Choose a point of view that makes your story compelling from beginning to end

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A Statement of Participation

  • Literary techniques to improve and refine your short stories

  • A sound understanding of characterisation, description, plot and dialogue

  • An edited sample of your writing to present to publishers

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

Entry requirements

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

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in further developing your 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.

  • Short Stories 800-000255A

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and support

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.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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