COM111 Professional Writing (8)

This subject introduces the basics of professional writing for the communication and creative industries. Through the application of theory and practice, students gain a solid understanding of genre, style and narrative form in professional and creative communication contexts. This will enable students to meet the expectations concerning writing of future employers.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM111. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to write at a level that meets professional expectations with respect to grammar, spelling, sentence construction, accuracy and clarity;
  • Be able to write effectively across a range of genres;
  • Be able to write competently in a range of registers, from formal to informal;
  • Be able to identify what constitutes good writing in (and outside of) their professional fields; and
  • Be able to apply good writing principles to their professional work.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • A framework for understanding how written language works in professional and creative contexts
  • Grammar, sentence construction, spelling and punctuation at a professional level
  • Genre, register and narrative in professional writing
  • Drafting and editing skills
  • Critical self-reflection pertaining to writing


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.