Children's literature

What can I do with my course in children's literature?

Careers in children's literature

You can apply your knowledge of children's literature working with children and young adults in education or libraries. However, you may need further qualifications to work in some education or library-based professions.

You could write, critique, edit or publish books for children and young adults. You also could look for opportunities to write content for artists, theatre companies, digital media, film or television producers that specialise in children's entertainment.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in children's literature:

  • Highly developed interpretive and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of popular texts, novels and films for children and young adults
  • Ability to communicate with young audiences
  • Knowledge of referencing and information systems
  • Ability to engage in a reflective and interdisciplinary perspective

   Related roles include:

  • Archivist
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Records Officer
  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for children's literature graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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