Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes
Length

0.5 year full time or part time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (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 contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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. 

Communication

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.

Digital literacy

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.

Critical thinking

Investigate, critically analyse, report and act on global and local issues and opportunities in historical and contemporary development discourse 

Problem solving

Demonstrate clear ability to comprehend and interpret competing options for solving complex or “wicked” problems with creativity, innovation and respect 

Self-management

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, respect and accountability and a continued commitment to learning and reflective practice in diverse international and community development contexts.

Teamwork

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. 

Global citizenship

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

 

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Core Unit plus Electives

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

And

3 credit points of electives from the following units

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

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

Course Map

Course Map

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 must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

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)

Pathways

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

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au