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Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development

Course summary for local 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), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2014$17,480* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Phil Connors, +61 3 522  73548, phil connors@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code006231C
Deakin course code A611

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.

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Fees and charges

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 services.

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.

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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.

 

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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:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

ADS734 Political 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:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS705 Community 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:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

ADS734 Political Development Record  (formerly AID734)

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  (formerly ASD705)

 

Electives for all options:

Trimester 1

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  (formerly ASD704)

ADS707 Researching and Working with Communities A  (new unit commencing 2014)

ADS710 Microfinance for Poverty Reduction  (formerly AID710)

ADS711 Non-government Organisations and Development  (formerly AID711)

ADS712 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods  (formerly AID712)

ADS724 Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief  (formerly AID724)

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  (formerly AID733)

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

ASS705 Anthropology of Poverty and Development  


Trimester 2

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  (formerly ASD705)

ADS708 Researching and Working with Communities B  (new unit commencing 2014)

ADS713 Aid, Trade and Development  (formerly AID713)

ADS714 Gender and Development  (formerly AID714)

ADS716 Humanitarian Settlement  (formerly ASD716)

ADS717 Sustainability and Development  

ADS734 Political Development Record  (formerly AID734)

ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development  (formerly AID735)

ADS740 Participatory Approaches to Development  (formerly AID740)

ASS706 Poverty, Health and Illness  

 

 Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

 

Trimester 3

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice  (formerly ASD715)

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

 

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




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Entry requirements - general

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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student’s prior qualifications and professional experience.

 

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the Masters in International and Community Development comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development or the Master of International and Community Development with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of International and Community Development with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)
 

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