Last year I wrote a blog post about studying a Cert IV and Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing (You can find that post HERE). That post was written because I wanted to talk about how beneficial the course was for me and to mention that I would be continuing my studying this year with a Bachelor degree. I started my Bachelor, and I have a lot of thoughts on it.

I definitely feel there are pros and cons to studying. It opens your horizons and opportunities, especially for jobs. But it can also be a lot of pressure. HECS debt (Aussie university debt system) is nothing to kid around with. It can be super expensive to study and the debt can loom over your head for years after you have finished. There’s also the pressure to pass and do well, which can become debilitating. View Full Post


For the past two years, I’ve been studying Professional Writing and Editing at uni! I’m a writer. It’s in my blood, it’s my one talent and I wanted to allow myself the chance to grow this talent through studying.

Before taking on this course, I had been 100% self-taught. Everything I knew about writing, I had found out myself. Some of this information was wrong but it had served me well in my early days of writing! I think being self-taught is fantastic, you have full control of your style and ability and definitely can go far without ever going to university but that doesn’t mean university isn’t worth it! Of course, it isn’t for everyone, but there are pros to studying and that’s what we are going to discuss today.

I chose to start my studying with a cert IV and a Diploma at Melbourne Polytechnic. If you’re a Melbourne based writer who is interested in studying I would tell you to consider this course, it’s been so beneficial for me!

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