Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature

Course summary for international students

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

0.5 year full time or equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$11,690 AUD
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

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.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is 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 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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.

Course rules

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

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

Course structure

Group 1 Electives

Trimester 1

ALL702

Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALW730Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

ALW732Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

ALW734Script Writing A

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALW738Editing

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

Trimester 2

ALW740Foundations in Writing Craft and Practice

ALL722Texts for Young Adults

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALW729Writing for Communication Media

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

Group 2 Electives

Trimester 1

ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

ALL755

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

ALW736Poetics of Writing A

Trimester 2

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ALL705Short Stories: Writers and Readers

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL783Life Writing: Theory and Practice

ALW720Narrative Nonfiction: Stories of Place

ALW735Script Writing B

ALL784Writing and Film

ACC717Law Media and Communication[Formerly ALJ724]

ALW739Publishing

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

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)

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
 

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