Comments about Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
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.
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.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies
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:
Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
Risks: Identification and Management
The Australian Legal Environment
Professional Writing for Team Projects
Grants and Sponsorship Proposals
Contemporary Case Study
Project Management: Developing a Business Plan
Project Management Essentials
Communication Skills, OR
Project Management: Budgets
Preparing Professional Presentations
Project Marketing Principles
Service Excellence in Business
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.