Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature

Offered at Cloud (Online)

Duration1 year part time
Deakin course codeA562

From 2015, this course is for continuing students only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature.  You will become familiar with a broad range of texts, taking account of variations of genre, the historical and cultural contexts in which children's texts are produced, and the ideological frameworks in which they are located.  The course will introduce you to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course itself you will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.

Fees and charges

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 2 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

Course structure

Core units

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory


ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL722Texts for Young Adults