Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development

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Year2014 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA511

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will introduce you to issues in International and Community Development (ICD), particularly in the period since 1950. The perspectives taken in this course are cross-disciplinary. The unifying theme is the meaning of development and its relationship to poverty alleviation and social empowerment. Current events are considered in the historical context of long term trends in ICD.

You will learn from leading ICD practitioners and researchers with extensive knowledge and links within the professional field, and gain credit towards further studies in ICD, such as graduate diploma or masters.

It is expected that completion of the Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will place you in a favourable position to advance your professional standing.

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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:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development


3 credit points of electives from the following units:

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

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