Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development|
This course map is for new students commencing from 2017.
If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Arts and Education Student Services.
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Duration||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||A511|
|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.|
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
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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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Investigate, critically analyse, report and act on global and local issues and opportunities in historical and contemporary development discourse|
|Demonstrate clear ability to comprehend and interpret competing options for solving complex or “wicked” problems with creativity, innovation and respect|
Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, respect and accountability and a continued commitment to learning and reflective practice in diverse international and community development contexts.
|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.|
|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
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.
Core Unit plus Electives
|ADS701||Introduction to International and Community Development|
3 credit points of electives from the following units
|ADS704||Community Development Theory and Practice A|
|ADS705||Community Development Theory and Practice B|
|ADS715||Cross Cultural Communication and Practice|
|ADS717||Sustainability and Development|
|ADS733||The Economic Development Record|
|ADS734||Political Development Record|
|ASS705||Anthropology of Poverty and Development|
|ADS720||Arts and Sports-based Approaches to Community Development|
|ADS721||Policy and Advocacy in Development Contexts|
|ADS722||Corporate Approaches to Development, Social Enterprise and Microfinance|
|ADS723||The Development Project Cycle|
Students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services for further enrolment advice.