Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
Course summary for local students
2016 course information
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
2 years part-time duration or equivalent. Please see Pathways section below for more information.
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2016||$18,600 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
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|Deakin course code||A641|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Graduate Diploma 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
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.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2015 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 services.
These courses are designed to provide training and qualifications in children's literature for graduates who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of the field of children's literature; teachers and librarians who are currently working in the area of children's literature in primary or secondary school settings, or who wish to specialise in children's literature; professionals working in fields associated with children's literature, such as publishing, retail and promotional activities; and primary and secondary teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications.
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To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
- 6 credit points of compulsory core units;
- 2 credit points of electives chosen from units within the specialisations of the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or Master of Communication
|ALL701||Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary|
|ALL702||Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches|
|ALL708||The Picture Book: Reading and Writing|
|ALL721||Writing Fiction for Young Adults|
|ALL722||Texts for Young Adults|
|ALL743||Foundations in Narrative Theory|
Entry requirements - specific
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent; or 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.
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.
A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' background award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years) or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in Children’s Literature.
|Highest same discipline award held at point of Grad Dip entry||Reduction in course duration||Remaining course duration|
|Bachelor, Bachelor (Honours) same discipline||0.5 year part-time (2 credit points)||1.5 year or part-time equivalent (6 credit points)|
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.