Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature provides students with advanced skills in analysing literary works in Children’s Literature. It hones students’ ability to research, analyse and contextualise issues based on historical, political, cultural and social circumstances in literature for children and young adults. The Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature aims to provide students with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature. It is designed so that students 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 provide an introduction to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course, students will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.

Designed for

Graduates, teachers, librarians and other professionals working in relevant fields


8 credit points of study


  • Children's literature
  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • Literary studies
  • Public relations
  • Television production
  • Visual communication design
  • Digital media
  • Professional practice
  • Professional writing
  • Research

Standard entry requirements

  • 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)

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $22,000
International: $32,600
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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