1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2535-11 Author

Produces written work for publication or performance.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • creates or develops ideas and themes for written works, such as novels, plays, musical works, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products
  • researches subject matter through original or secondary materials, interviews and other media
  • plans, organises and writes material
  • revises work, ensuring coherence of style and development of theme, plot and characterisation
  • may adapt, approve and evaluate manuscripts for radio, television, stage or film productions
  • may use word processing application packages to input subject matter

Specialisations:
Novelist
Playwright
Poet
Screenwriter
Script Writer

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