Graduate Certificate of Writing


This course is not available to international students.
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The rapid pace of change in the ways in which information is accessed, utilised and converted into knowledge means that there is a growing need for graduates with both traditional and electronic professional and creative writing skills. The goal of Swinburne's writing programs is to draw together print and performance-based texts, while exploring the local and global opportunities of electronic media.

The writing suite of programs builds on the expertise of Swinburne academics in areas including creative writing, electronic writing, information management, eCommunications and writing for learning technologies. These programs will give students access to the best materials in print and online as well as to experts in their field. Students will be supported by online mentors and tutors.

The Graduate Certificate of Writing forms the first stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of:
  • Graduate Certificate of Writing (GC-WRI)
  • Graduate Diploma of Writing (GD-WRI)
  • Master of Writing (MA-WRI)


The course is delivered off-campus via Open Universities Australia, therefore completion of the various units is self paced


Online (Study Period 1, Study Period 2, Study Period 3) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Online

2023 Start Dates

Study Period 3 - 28 August 2023

2024 Start Dates

Study Period 1 - 26 February 2024
Study Period 2 - 27 May 2024
Study Period 3 - 26 August 2024