Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Year2015 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

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.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)

Fees and charges

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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

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.

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:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political 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:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community 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:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

Electives for all options:

Trimester 1

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction (formerly AID710)

ADS711Non-government Organisations and Development (formerly AID711)

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (formerly AID712)

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief (formerly AID724)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

Trimester 2

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development (formerly AID713)

ADS714Gender and Development (formerly AID714)

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement (formerly ASD716)

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development (formerly AID735)

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development (formerly AID740)

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness

 Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

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

Trimester 3

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

AIP773Governance and Accountability

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




 

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