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. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about fee help go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
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.
* 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 2009, 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 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
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.
Employment in the development field is expanding rapidly. Graduates may find employment in areas such as teaching, the travel industry, consulting enterprises, journalism, and government and non-government agencies concerned with the flow of trade, services, capital and personnel.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from the specified list of units below.
AID710 Microfinance for Poverty Reduction
AID711 Non-government Organisations and Development
AID717 The Logical Framework Approach to Project Management
AID733 The Economic Development Record
AID734 Approaches to Political Development
AID735 Conflict Resolution and Development
ASD704 Community Development Theory and Practice A
ASD711 Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning
ASD715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice
AID712 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods
AID713 Aid, Trade and Development
AID724 Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief
AID732 Developing Country Case Study I (2 credit points)*
AID740 Participatory Approaches to Development
AID742 Political Development in South East Asia *
ASD705 Community Development Theory and Practice B
ASD710 Submission and Tender Writing
ASD712 Monitoring and Evaluation
ASD716 Humanitarian Settlement
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
AID721 Professional Practice in Community and International Development Studies (2 credit points)**
Trimester 1 or trimester 3
AID714 Gender and Development
* Not offered in 2009.
** in 2009, Trimester 2 only
Admission 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
Admission requirements - specific
To be eligible for admission 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.
Advanced standing - 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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Applications for advanced standing 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 admission into either the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development or the Master of International and Community Development with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development or equivalent will lead to admission into the Master of International and Community Development with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.