Make a difference to the lives of young people by understanding the impact of literature on their development and awareness of the world around them. Put your learnings to use while completing placements immersed in industry with opportunities to work at galleries, libraries and festivals that promote and foster the minds of tomorrow. Prepare yourself to take the next step in your career with advanced knowledge in children's literature.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
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Postgraduate (further study)
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If you’re a current teacher, librarian, writer or other professional who works with children, advance your knowledge, improve your qualifications and get that job promotion. Possible career outcomes related to children’s literature include:
- library assistant
- library technician
- records officer
Industry experience while you study
Gain industry experience and develop your professional networks before you graduate through internships and studio projects. Our students have completed internships with organisations including:
- Children's Book Council of Australia
- Queenscliff Literary Festival
- State Library of Victoria
- Warrnambool Art Gallery.
I love the way literature compels us to think about every aspect of life from politics and gender to the environment and our deepest fears.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children's Literature
Authors in Conversation: Writing for Children
Monday 8 May
Join Australian children’s author, Cristy Burne, and author and illustrator, Gabrielle Wang, in conversation about writing for children at Deakin's Waurn Ponds Campus or online.
Stellar course reputation
Deakin is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in children’s literature. We are one of the few universities in Australia to offer a specialist children’s literature major and the only one in Victoria.
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