Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature
Course summary for international students
|Award granted ||Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
This course is 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent duration. Please see the Pathways section below for more information.
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$23,750* AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||083988G|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code ||A664|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Graduate Diploma Writing and Literature is designed to balance theoretical understandings with practical skills development. By providing a cross-disciplinary alternative, the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature will provide students with the opportunity to draw on the extensive range of units available across these specialisations.
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.
* 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.
Graduates of this course will find employment opportunities in a broad range of organisations or will be able to pursue freelance or self-employment opportunities. The course provides professional development opportunities for those already employed in publishing, education, library services as well as published authors. Throughout the course, students will be exposed, not just to knowledge of writing and literature, but also to practices and ways of understanding writing as a cross-disciplinary activity which intersects with other creative and communication fields in digital, promotional and multimedia landscapes.
For more information go to My Course My Career
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
- A maximum of up to 4 credit points of electives from Group 1
- A minimum of at least 4 credit points from Group 2
Group 1 Electives
|ALL743||Foundations in Narrative Theory |
|ALW740||Foundations in Writing Craft and Practice |
|ALL702||Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches |
|ALW732||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out |
|ALW730||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay |
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media |
Group 2 Electives
|ALL701||Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary |
|ALL708||The Picture Book: Reading and Writing |
|ALL721||Writing Fiction for Young Adults |
|ALL783||Life Writing: Theory and Practice |
|ALW720||Narrative Nonfiction: Stories of Place |
|ALL705||Short Stories: Writers and Readers |
|ALL755||The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis |
|ACC717||Law, Media and Communication (Formerly ALJ724)|
|ACA715||Creative Enterprise Project |
For course map see http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/current-students/course-structures/index.php
Entry requirements - specific
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.
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. (more details)
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
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 Editing, English Literature, Literary Studies, Children's Literature, Professional Writing, Publishing, Creative Writing or Writing.
|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 (4 credit points) ||0.5 year (4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org