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Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing

Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing (GDPU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb


  • Do you have a passion for words? Develop the skills to make a mark on the modern world of publishing.
  • In addition to enhancing your editing and writing skills, you will learn book project management, book marketing and how to manage your own freelance editing or publishing business. 
  • As part of your studies you will complete a digital internship, where you will work with a publisher or book industry organisation on a digital book, magazine project or literary event. 
  • You will graduate ready to join the creative and dynamic field of editing and publishing with practical, real-world knowledge of the industry.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Editing and Publishing.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates of this degree may work as editing and publishing professionals in corporate, government and academic organisations across traditional and digital platforms.
  • Other graduates may also choose to freelance and work as copywriter or copy editors, proof readers and promotion specialists. Many practitioners move between in-house and freelance work over the course of their careers.

Entry requirements

  • Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of creative writing, English, or other equivalent discipline.
  • For candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline, UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing can provide a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.


Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Total 8

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


Start your study in Semester 1.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June

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