Graduate Certificate in Editing


Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Tertiary qualification or evidence of relevant work experience based on interview and written application that demonstrates the competencies required for a publishing role (International: IELTS 7.0 in all bands; or equivalent)

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification prepares graduates to undertake professional editing work in the public and private sectors. Graduates will contribute to the cultural, social and economic life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This course is also appropriate for people already working in editing and proofreading roles but who have not had editing training, or people who would like to formalise their knowledge of editing conventions and industry standards.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Communication and Media Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 944 847
Phone: 0800 944 847
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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