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Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code006231C
Deakin course codeA611

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development examines the historical record of development; the conflicts that have followed the clash between competing cultures; the socioeconomic and policy dimensions of development, and the evolution of thought on the meaning of development; the role of poverty reduction in development; and the foundation of sustainable development.

 

This is a professional, cross-disciplinary course, offered to graduates from all disciplines. You can specialise in either community development or international development.

 

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

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study according to one of the options listed below.

 

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Course structure

International Development Stream:

Students wishing to undertake a International Development Stream must complete the following core units plus 5 credit points of electives listed below:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

ADS734 Political Development Record  (formerly AID734)

 

Community Development Stream:

Students wishing to undertake a Community Development Stream must complete the following core units plus 5 credit points of electives listed below:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  (formerly ASD705)

 

Dual Specialisation - International Development and Community Development:

Students wishing to undertake a Duel Specialisation must complete the following core units plus 3 credit points of electives listed below:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

ADS734 Political Development Record  (formerly AID734)

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  (formerly ASD705)

 

Electives for all options:

Trimester 1

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS707 Researching and Working with Communities A  

ADS710 Microfinance for Poverty Reduction  (formerly AID710)

ADS711 Non-government Organisations and Development  (formerly AID711)

ADS712 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods  (formerly AID712)

ADS724 Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief  (formerly AID724)

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

ASS705 Anthropology of Poverty and Development  


Trimester 2

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  (formerly ASD705)

ADS708 Researching and Working with Communities B  

ADS713 Aid, Trade and Development  (formerly AID713)

ADS714 Gender and Development  (formerly AID714)

ADS716 Humanitarian Settlement  (formerly ASD716)

ADS717 Sustainability and Development  

ADS734 Political Development Record  (formerly AID734)

ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development  (formerly AID735)

ADS740 Participatory Approaches to Development  (formerly AID740)

ASS706 Poverty, Health and Illness  

 

 Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

 

Trimester 3

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice  (formerly ASD715)

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

 

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




 

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