Do you see yourself writing scripts for TV, radio, film or podcasts? Script writing is an exciting and lucrative industry that’s full of opportunity for those who have a way with words. This course is ideal for developing your script writing ability, whether to find employment as a scriptwriter or to write your own scripts.
The Certificate of Script Writing is an online program that will help you develop your professional script writing skills for a variety of applications, from websites to radio, TV, film, advertising and educational resources.
In this professional development course, you will learn how to format scripts, develop a storyline, outline and develop a script, understand the importance of characterisation, as well as how dialogue, music, sound effects and visual components combine to create a compelling script.
You will also learn how to write scripts for children and understand an understanding of the business of script writing, from legal and ethical considerations to commercial opportunities to start your own production business.
On completion of this course, you will have developed your understanding of the business of script writing and how to write scripts for a variety of mediums and audiences.
Unit - Script Writing
Scope and Nature of Script writing
Introduction – what are scripts?
Where are scripts used?
Writing Scripts – what is the story you want to tell?
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those aspiring to write scripts, make films or educational videos. Career opportunities can lead to media and marketing.