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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||0.5 year full time or part time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$22,520/0.5 EFTSL-$11260* AUD|
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
Deakin's Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will introduce you to issues in International and Community Development (ICD), particularly in the period since 1950. The perspectives taken in this course are cross-disciplinary. The unifying theme is the meaning of development and its relationship to poverty alleviation and social empowerment. Current events are considered in the historical context of long term trends in ICD.
You will learn from leading ICD practitioners and researchers with extensive knowledge and links within the professional field, and gain credit towards further studies in ICD, such as graduate diploma or masters.
It is expected that completion of the Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will place you in a favourable position to advance your professional standing.
Employment in the development field provides a wide range of opportunities, both internationally and domestically. Graduates may find employment across the variety of organisations who work for social justice, empowerment, poverty alleviation, and community development. These include civil society organisations such as Non Government Organisations, Government agencies, bilateral, and multilateral agencies, as well as the private sector consulting. There is also potential work 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.
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.
|ADS701||Introduction to International and Community Development|
3 credit points of electives from the following units:
|ADS704||Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)|
|ADS705||Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)|
|ADS715||Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)|
|ADS717||Sustainability and Development|
|ADS733||The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)|
|ADS734||Political Development Record (formerly AID734)|
|ASS705||Anthropology of Poverty and Development|
Students who commenced prior to 2014 can contact Student Support for further enrolment advice.
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)
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.
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.