Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
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||$24,000 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||083987J|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A535|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
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 annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.
The course based fees 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.
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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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
Group 1 Electives
|ALL702||Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches|
|ALL722||Texts for Young Adults|
|ALL743||Foundations in Narrative Theory|
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media|
|ALW730||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay|
|ALW732||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out|
|ALW740||Foundations 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
|ACA715||Creative Enterprise Project|
|ACC717||Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)|
|ALL701||Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary|
|ALL705||Vision and Revision: Contemporary Short Stories|
|ALL708||The Picture Book: Reading and Writing|
|ALL721||Writing Fiction for Young Adults|
|ALL755||The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis|
|ALL784||Writing and Film|
|ALW720||Narrative Nonfiction: Stories of Place|
|ALW735||Script Writing B|
|ALW783||Life 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)
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org