Be inspired to turn your life story into a bestselling memoir. Learn the secrets of the craft of writing and experiment with style, point of view, dialogue and plot.
During this course you'll learn to:
Analyse memoir excerpts to discover how to determine your style and encourage your own voice
Explore different styles of writing, point of view, tone, plot, theme, dialogue and characters
Draft a short memoir excerpt based on your own experiences
Edit to improve the quality, coherence and appeal of your writing
You'll leave this course with:
The ability to write and edit a 750-word piece based on your memories and experiences. Previous student examples have included family relationship conflict, dealing with dementia and life on a navy warship
A sound understanding of how to apply a range of creative writing techniques
Transferrable skills in planning, drafting and editing your own written material
Confidence in the quality and appeal of your writing
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
A good level of written and spoken English and a desire to further develop your skills
An interest in writing about your life experiences
At least one idea you're keen to turn into a memoir excerpt
Access to the internet and a computer as well as basic digital literacy to use learning resources and complete assignments
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.
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
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.
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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.