Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA511

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Good development promotes justice, reduces poverty, and builds environments for people to lead productive, creative, and fulfilling lives.

Development programs and project work for poverty reduction are major areas of professional employment. At Deakin, you’ll develop a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to undertake projects benefitting the communities in which you work.

You’ll learn from leading ICD practitioners and researchers with extensive knowledge and links within the professional, and get credit towards further studies in ICD.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Use and apply specialised and critical understanding of the theory and practice of international and community development and the contribution of diverse disciplinary worldviews. 

Communication

Apply advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication to plan, inform, and debate, complex multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral issues for improved social, environmental and economic outcomes.

Digital literacy

Use advanced knowledge of digital information sources and applications to source, analyse and report on complex data and information for effective research and professional development, across interpersonal, organisational and professional cultures.

Critical thinking

Investigate, critically analyse, report and act on global and local issues and opportunities in historical and contemporary development discourse 

Problem solving

Demonstrate clear ability to comprehend and interpret competing options for solving complex or “wicked” problems with creativity, innovation and respect 

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, respect and accountability and a continued commitment to learning and reflective practice in diverse international and community development contexts.

Teamwork

Contribute to effective global and local collaboration, participation and achievement of mutually understood outcomes through sensitive, self-reflective and active engagement with research and practice, across cultures and disciplines. 

Global citizenship

Question, engage, provoke and innovate to ensure social justice, reduce poverty, promote environmental sustainability, and increase equality in personal and professional capacity to ensure environments conducive to achieving creative and fulfilling lives. 

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

 

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study as listed below.

Course structure

Core Unit plus Electives

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

And

3 credit points of electives from the following units

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ADS720Arts and Sports-based Approaches to Community Development

ADS721Policy and Advocacy in Development Contexts

ADS722Corporate Approaches to Development, Social Enterprise and Microfinance

ADS723The Development Project Cycle

Students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services for further enrolment advice.

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