Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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

Get an understanding of the complex social, political, and economic issues facing our increasingly-globalised world. Study international and community development at Deakin and get the skills you need to make a difference – both at home and abroad.

Deakin's International and Community Development program is one of the longest running within Australia, giving you the assurance of many years’ experience in teaching this highly-developed course.

This professional, cross-disciplinary course is suitable for graduates from all disciplines. Offered as a fully-online program, it is aimed at current and aspiring development professionals keen to deepen their knowledge of the world’s development landscape.

The course examines the historical record of development, the socioeconomic and policy dimensions of development, and the foundation of sustainable development. You can specialise in either community development or international development, choosing from electives in areas such as poverty and health, gender and development, food security, microfinance and poverty reduction.

Good development promotes justice, reduces poverty, and builds environments for people to lead productive, creative and fulfilling lives. The course is designed to give you the specialised skills to help drive development projects in local and international communities, gaining expertise in all phases of project delivery including conceptualisation, project design, implementation, monitoring and assessment.

The Internship unit offers a chance to gain first hand work experience in a region or employment sector closely associated with topics studied in the course. 

Career opportunities exist working in areas such as social justice, empowerment, poverty alleviation, and community development. These include non-government organisations (NGOs), government agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and private sector consulting. You may seek opportunities in related areas including teaching, the travel industry, consulting enterprises, journalism, and government and non-government agencies concerned with the flow of trade, services, capital and personnel.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$18,600$24,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

Students commencing after 2014:

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development (ICD), a student must successfully complete 8 cp of units in one of the following configurations:

International Development Stream (3 cp) plus 5 cp of ICD electives

Community Development Stream (3 cp) plus 5 cp of ICD electives

Dual Stream (5 cp) plus 3 cp of ICD electives

Students who commenced prior to 2014 should follow the course rules and structure shown in the Handbook for their year of commencement.

Course structure

International Development Stream

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

 

 

Community Development Stream

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

 

 

Dual Stream - International Development & Community Development

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

 

 

Electives and Course Map

International Development and Community Development Electives

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction (formerly AID710)

ADS711Non-Government Organisations and other Development Actors (formerly AID711)

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (formerly AID712)

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development (formerly AID713)

ADS714Gender and Development (formerly AID714)

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement (formerly ASD716)

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief (formerly AID724)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development (formerly AID735)

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development (formerly AID740)

ADS753International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

AIP773Governance and Accountability

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness
 

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