Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

This course is 0.5 years full-time duration or equivalent. Please see the Pathways section below for more information.

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$12,000 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code083987J
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A535
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature offers a cross-disciplinary foundation in Writing and Literature. Students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of units across specialisations in Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Professional Writing. The course provides specialised knowledge of critical and creative practices and ways of understanding writing, reading and preparing texts for publication as a cross-disciplinary activity. The course is designed for people with professional or personal interests in writing and literature who are seeking further professional qualifications while working.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

The annual fee displayed for this course is based on 0.5 EFTSL.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

The courses are designed for professionals working in fields requiring high-level analytical and writing skills, such as teaching, the public service and fields related to the publishing industry where flexibility and multi-skilling enhance employment opportunities.

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprised of:

  • A maximum of up to 2 credit points of electives from Group 1
  • A minimum of at least 2 credit points of electives from Group 2

Course structure

Group 1 Electives

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALL722Texts for Young Adults

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

ALW729Writing for Communication Media

ALW730Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

ALW732Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

ALW734Script Writing

ALW738Editing

ALW740Foundations in Professional and Creative Writing

Note: It is recommended that students include either ALW740 or ALL743 or both in their first trimester of study.

Group 2 Electives

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ACC717Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)

ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL705Vision and Revision: Contemporary Short Stories

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

ALL755The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis

ALL784Writing and Film

ALW720Narrative Nonfiction: Stories of Place

ALW735Script Writing B

ALW736Advanced Poetics

ALW739Publishing

ALW783Life Writing: Theory and Practice

 

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Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or
  • extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Pathways

A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years) or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in Editing, English Literature, Literary Studies, Children's Literature, Professional Writing, Publishing, Creative Writing, or Writing.

Highest same discipline award held at point of Grad Cert entry Reduction in course duration Remaining course duration
Bachelor, Bachelor (Honours) same discipline 0.5 year part-time (2 credit points) 0.5 year part-time (2 credit points)

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au