Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature

Deakin University

Course details

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


By undertaking Deakin's postgraduate course, the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, you'll explore iconic novels and films to interpret.

Course overview

Gain a deeper understanding of the stories we choose to tell future generations, and why and how we tell them. Study our Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature to explore key literary genres, while analysing storytelling methods and formats and developing critical thinking skills. Deakin is the only university in Australia to offer a graduate diploma in this field.

Interested in developing a unique understanding of one of the world’s most important literary genres?

Begin your course by exploring the fundamentals of narrative theory and how they apply to children’s literature. Then choose a specialisation from six options, such as graphic narratives, where you’ll focus your knowledge and creative practice.

You’ll also benefit from the chance to master complementary abilities, such as the ability to pitch or market a book, in electives selected from the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature), Master of Creative Arts, or Master of Communication.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,600 Per Year Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
1 year
Read more1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Online study
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Admission Requirements Specific Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
  • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+



Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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