Professional Children’s Writing


Learn to write, publish and market children’s books


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Why Study With Us?

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Learn at your own pace, in your own time

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Gain a nationally recognised qualification to jump-start your future

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Flexible payment options available

Course Code KID
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Children’s Writing and Publishing)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Foundations of Children’s Writing

Reading 1 – So You Want to Write for Children
Welcome to The World of Writing For Children
Children’s Writing and You
Genres in Children’s Writing
Viewpoints You Can Use
Understanding Your Goals

Reading 2 – Getting Ideas for Stories
What Can I Write About?
Organise Your Ideas
What is Your Story About?
Establish The Setting

Reading 3 – Writing Picture Books
Why Write a Picture Book?
Putting Together a Picture Book
Choosing a Great Topic
Keys to a Successful Picture Book
Words Still Matter!
Pictures and More
Check List For Your Story
Presenting Your Manuscript To The Publisher

Reading 4 – Writing Chapter Books
Who Are Your Readers?
What Are Chapter Books?
Subject Matter for Chapter Books and Children’s Novels
Beginnings, Middles and Ends
Writing a Story For Children – Checklist


Module 2 – Creating and Writing

Reading 1 – Creating Living Characters
The Main Character
The Other Characters
Writing Dialogue
Some More Tips

Reading 2 – Writing Fun Non-Fiction for Children
Getting Started
Non-Fiction Picture Books For Emergent Readers
How To Overcome Writer’s Block

Reading 3 – Genre Writing and Teen Fictions
What is Genre
Teenage Fiction
Make Them Laugh
Other Genres
Developing Your Own Writing Style

Reading 4 – Writing for an Education Market
What is Educational Publishing?
Is Writing Educational Texts For You?
Publishing Specifications


Module 3 – Children’s Writing Industry

Reading 1 – Manuscript Editing
What is Editing?
Attention To Detail
Valuable Feedback
Laying Out Your Manuscript

Reading 2 – Getting Published
The First Steps
How To Find Your Publisher
Proposals or Manuscripts?
Do You Need An Agent?
Formatting Your Manuscript

Reading 3 – Books, Contract and Payment
After Rejection Comes Acceptance
Should You Make Writing Your Career?

Reading 4 – Promoting your Children’s Book
Marketing Your Work
Grants, Awards and Other Ways to Earn a Living
Meet Other Writers
Get Organised

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

PAYMENT OPTION 1 $2,000.00 upfront*
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