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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertPub&Edit
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Dr David Dunstan


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • All classes are taught in Melbourne central business district.


This course is designed to provide editorial and publication management skills to those having aspirations to become involved in scholarly, commercial, educational, academic and corporate publishing, to further their careers and attainments in publishing, or to establish their own small publishing business. The core unit provides an overview of the role of and the relationships between author, editor and designer in publishing. Students are taken through the processes involved in the transmission of a text from manuscript to edited form.


Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.


This course consists of one level four 12-point core unit and one level four 12-point elective unit.


Students complete:

  • APG4670 Authorship, editing and text

plus one of the following:

  • APG4800 Publishing history, culture and commerce
  • APG4801 Publishing processes and new technology

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 1357 Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing.


Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing