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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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.


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.