Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

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Year2014 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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  • 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:

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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:

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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:

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Trimester 1

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Trimester 3

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