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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: * provide vocational knowledge and advanced transferable skills relevant to the contemporary graduate workplace; * develop the skills and understanding necessary for effective high level written and oral communication in the workplace; * enhance students' critical and communicative skills, including: the capacity to give a convincing public presentation of an argument or information; the interpersonal skills required to work effectively in small groups; project management skills; problem-solving skills; report-writing skills; and * familiarity with the use of information technology and digital media for the acquisition, production and dissemination of knowledge. Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, students will have: * learnt how to communicate effectively in a range of work-related situations; * acquired a range of long-term transferable skills relevant to their intended careers or professions at an advanced level; * acquired an advanced understanding of the application of knowledge, the level of skill and the ethical conduct expected of the performance of professional expertise.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree from an approved tertiary institution, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university. Under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board may admit others who can provide evidence of prior tertiary study and may also take into account relevant work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology. The course is offered on a fee-paying basis and may be completed in one semester full-time, or the equivalent part-time.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    18 units from the following:

    CUTU8101
        

    Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
        

    6

    LEGL8004
        

    Business Fundamentals
        

    3

    LEGL8105
        

    Business Applications
        

    3

    LEGL8106
        

    Risks: Identification and Management
        

    3

    LEGL8107
        

    The Australian Legal Environment
        

    3

    PROF8000
        

    Professional Writing for Team Projects
        

    3

    PROF8001
        

    Grants and Sponsorship Proposals
        

    3

    PROF8002
        

    Successful Tendering
        

    3

    PROF8003
        

    Contemporary Case Study
        

    3

    PROF8004
        

    Project Management: Developing a Business Plan
        

    3

    PROF8005
        

    Project Management Essentials
        

    3

    PROF8006
        

    Communication Skills, OR
        

    6

    PROF8006A
        

    Communication Skills
        

    3

    PROF8007
        

    Project Management: Budgets
        

    3

    PROF8008
        

    Preparing Professional Presentations
        

    3

    PROF8009
        

    Project Marketing Principles
        

    3

    TOUR8206
        

    Service Excellence in Business
        

    6

    Other topics may be considered for accreditation of up to 6 units at this level, subject to the approval of the Professional Studies Coordinator and the Head of Department responsible for the topic concerned.

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