Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only) (1833)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertLitCrWr
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1833
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 086122A

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

This is an exit program only. Applicants apply to 1831 - Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing and exit with the Graduate Certificate award.

1831 - Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Charles Barbour

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points from the subjects listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Select one subject from the pool subjects below 10
CART 6005 Creative Methods in Research 20
 Credit Points30
Quarter 2 session
Select one subject from the pool subjects below 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points40

Pool Subjects

Four of the five pool subjects will be offered each year on a rotating basis.

Subject Title Credit Points
LANG 7014Gender and Genre10
LANG 7027Literary Theory10
CART 7018Writing Practice and Tradition10
CART 6001Writers at Work10
CART 6002Reading and Writing Australia10
CART 6006Creative Non-Fiction10
CART 6007Writing and Genre10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed the subjects in 2022/2023 or earlier.

CART 7001 Applied Methods in Literary Studies and Creative Writing, replaced by CART 6005 Creative Methods in Research

CART 7019 Writing Process, replaced by CART 6006 Creative Non-Fiction

CART 7020 Writing and Form, replaced by CART 6001 Writers at Work

CART 7021 Writing and Ideas, replaced by CART 6007 Writing and Genre

CART 7022 Writing, Sounds, Images, Texts, replaced by CART 6002 Reading and Writing Australia