Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
0.5 year full time or part time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$12,480 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A511|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
Good development promotes justice, reduces poverty, and builds environments for people to lead productive, creative, and fulfilling lives.
Development programs and project work for poverty reduction are major areas of professional employment. At Deakin, you’ll develop a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to undertake projects benefitting the communities in which you work.
You’ll learn from leading ICD practitioners and researchers with extensive knowledge and links within the professional, and get credit towards further studies in ICD.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Use and apply specialised and critical understanding of the theory and practice of international and community development and the contribution of diverse disciplinary worldviews.|
|Apply advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication to plan, inform, and debate, complex multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral issues for improved social, environmental and economic outcomes.|
|Use advanced knowledge of digital information sources and applications to source, analyse and report on complex data and information for effective research and professional development, across interpersonal, organisational and professional cultures.|
|Investigate, critically analyse, report and act on global and local issues and opportunities in historical and contemporary development discourse|
|Demonstrate clear ability to comprehend and interpret competing options for solving complex or “wicked” problems with creativity, innovation and respect|
Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, respect and accountability and a continued commitment to learning and reflective practice in diverse international and community development contexts.
|Contribute to effective global and local collaboration, participation and achievement of mutually understood outcomes through sensitive, self-reflective and active engagement with research and practice, across cultures and disciplines.|
|Question, engage, provoke and innovate to ensure social justice, reduce poverty, promote environmental sustainability, and increase equality in personal and professional capacity to ensure environments conducive to achieving creative and fulfilling lives.|
Approved by Faculty Board June 2014
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study as listed below.
Core Unit plus Electives
|ADS701||Introduction to International and Community Development|
3 credit points of electives from the following units
|ADS704||Community Development Theory and Practice A|
|ADS705||Community Development Theory and Practice B|
|ADS715||Cross Cultural Communication and Practice|
|ADS717||Sustainability and Development|
|ADS733||The Economic Development Record|
|ADS734||Political Development Record|
|ASS705||Anthropology of Poverty and Development|
|ADS720||Arts and Sports-based Approaches to Community Development|
|ADS721||Policy and Advocacy in Development Contexts|
|ADS722||Corporate Approaches to Development, Social Enterprise and Microfinance|
|ADS723||The Development Project Cycle|
Students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services for further enrolment advice.
Entry requirements - specific
To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development applicants require:
- a bachelor degree from an approved institution; or
- qualifications deemed to be equivalent ; or
- extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants should check the Entry and English Language requirements.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years) or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in International Politics, Development Studies, Community Development, International Studies, International Relations, or Development Policy.
Highest same discipline award held at point of entry
|Reduction in course duration||Remaining course duration|
|Bachelor, same discipline||0.25 years (2 credit points)||0.25 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (2 credit points)|
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org