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

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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 an 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 Stream - International Development and Community Development

Students wishing to undertake a Duel Stream must complete the following core units plus 3 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)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

 

Electives for all streams

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 Development (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

 

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

 

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