Creative Writing Studies (CU019)

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing Studies offers students creative industry experience and develops transferable skills in critical thinking, creativity and communication. Students will progress their writing skills and imaginative capacities through interactive workshops and scaffolded assessment tasks, which will result in the practice and production of original writing in multiple forms. Students will also be introduced to key theoretical approaches to the discipline in order to understand the relationships between writer and society, and contemporary literary forms and the publishing sector. The course pathway is carefully structured to achieve these outcomes. Two core units at first and second year-levels enable students' progress, a base competency in creative practice, and engagement with creative industries through a critical introduction to and practice of the publishing pathway. The third year options include a work-integrated learning placement that offers hands-on experience and allows students to apply their skills to the creative industries. Please note that due to unit availability, this course is only available for students commencing in Semester Two.

Course overview

Award abbreviation
Course type
undergraduate certificate course
not available in 2022
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is . The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are
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Course details

24 points comprising 4 six-point units. Students take four units in the semester.
Available to international students
Attendance type
Part-time only
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
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Note: This course is not available in 2022.


1. These rules are the Creative Writing Studies Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

(3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

Course structure

Satisfactory progress

Progress status


12. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.