Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,380* AUD
CRICOS course code006231C
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A611
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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. Students wishing to pursue a career in further research can take the research pathway.

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:

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 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:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

Electives for all options:

Trimester 1

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction (formerly AID710)

ADS711Non-government Organisations and Development (formerly AID711)

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (formerly AID712)

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief (formerly AID724)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

Trimester 2

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development (formerly AID713)

ADS714Gender and Development (formerly AID714)

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement (formerly ASD716)

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development (formerly AID735)

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development (formerly AID740)

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness

 Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

Trimester 3

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

AIP773Governance and Accountability

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




Entry requirements - specific

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.

Admission is available through a number of categories. In all admission categories, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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. (more details)

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. 

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

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)
 

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