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.
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
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
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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.