Certificate in Professional Children's Writing

Qualification: Short Course
Study mode: Online
Duration: Approx 180 hours
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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About this course

Studying this online professional children’s writing course through Open Colleges will give you the education and industry training to turn your passion for children’s writing into a successful career.

The online program covers a broad spectrum of literary genres in both text and graphic styles. Through your training you’ll develop essential skills in writing fiction and non-fiction for teens, storybooks for nine- to 12-year-olds and books for six- to eight-year-olds, and gain an understanding of the particular requirements of picture books.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for this course you need to meet the basic English language requirements.

Areas of study

The subjects you’ll study in this online children's writing course include:

  • So you want to write for children
  • Generating story ideas
  • Picture books
  • Story books
  • How to create interesting characters
  • Dialogue and setting
  • Writing non-fiction for children
  • Writing for teenagers; writing short stories
  • Genre fiction: all kinds of stories
  • Writing for the education market
  • How to make your stories sparkle
  • Marketing your work and building your career

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

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How will this course advance my career?

If you aspire to write for children and teenagers, this course will give you the education and training to turn your ideas into a commercial success. Combine your passion with the pointers on plot, structure, characterisation and dialogue and you could be the next JK Rowling. The Certificate in Professional Children's Writing is an ideal first step on the way to your career as a writer or author.

As a student of this children's writing course you will also learn about the business side of writing children's books: networking, basic marketing, financial records, copyright and effectively planning your career.

How else will I benefit from this course?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate in Professional Children's Writing.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

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This course is delivered by Open Colleges, RTO Code: 90796

RTO 90796
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

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