ALJ728 - Feature Writing


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Please note: the Burwood (Melbourne) offering was removed in T3 2020

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Trimester 3: 4 x 5.5-hour intensive workshops (weeks 2, 5, 8, 10)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 (three) scheduled online workshops


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit provides students with the skills to report, interpret and comment in depth on public affairs and to work as specialists in different branches of journalism including business, politics, religious affairs, ethnic affairs journalism, crime and police reporting. This unit enables students to develop skills in the gathering and writing of feature items. It also helps students develop advanced reporting and analytical skills essential to longer-form journalism and feature writing.

Unit Fee Information

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How to apply

You can apply online for this single unit via the Deakin Applicant Portal. Enter the unit code above and follow the steps to submit your application online. Once submitted, we'll be in contact via email to confirm your place.

You can apply for multiple units in one trimester in a single application or to study multiple units over subsequent trimesters, you'll need to submit a separate application for each study period.

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