Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management

Postgraduate coursework

Deakin's Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management provides specialist skills for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management provides specialist skills for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students involved in the areas of land management facilitation, caring for Country, environmental management, waste and water management, cultural heritage interpretation and protection, sustainability, project management and education. A key focus of the course is the exploration and convergence of Western Knowledge Systems and the application of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Systems that are currently building a more collaborative approach to the protection of both natural and cultural environments in Australia.

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Course structure

The course comprises eight compulsory core units, each worth 1 credit point.

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
A660
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Note: This course is available through the Institute of Koorie Education. Students undertake intensive blocks of study under community based delivery. Please refer to the Institute of Koorie Education website.

Additional course information

A560 Graduate Certificate of Land and Sea Country Management (Exit option only)

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
  • a Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
  • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

  • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
  • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.

* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

Search or browse through our scholarships

Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Articulate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge and its underlying custodial ethic in the context of contemporary natural and cultural resource management.
  • Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and use the principles of project planning, management and implementation to contribute, realise and protect cultural heritage and the environment.
  • Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and Western knowledge to inform contemporary environmental management practices.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge of cultural perspectives to communicate with a variety of audiences and engage in a community-based approach to contribute to and influence Western government policy designs and managerial practice.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Apply knowledge of relevant technical tools and methodologies to locate, collect, analyse, interpret and synthesise complex information regarding natural and cultural landscapes.
  • Transform information and experiences into a narrative and use digital technologies to demonstrate the ability to record and document experiences and cultural practice.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Critically analyse contemporary natural and cultural resource management governance frameworks and evaluate practices in order to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives to mitigate negative outcomes for natural and cultural heritage and resource environments.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Facilitate dialogue, consult with community Elders, government and non-government agencies and research institutions to identify possible approaches to managing natural and cultural resources.
  •  Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and natural and cultural resource management frameworks to create realistic solutions to authentic real world projects and programs.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate projects and work independently and collaboratively to plan, manage, respond to and realise the management of natural and cultural resources.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Critically reflect on the needs of the community and develop processes in order to work as a team in a sensitive manner to coordinate, facilitate and manage natural and cultural resources.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Observe appropriate protocols when discussing and facilitating management of Country in a consultative, ethical and sensitive manner for scholarship or professional practice.

Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Credit for prior learning

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Arts and Education

Institute of Koorie Education

Suzanne Nunn - Course Director

Tel: 03 5227 1459
suzanne.nunn@deakin.edu.au

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