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  • Objectives
    Deakin's Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will introduce you to issues in International and Community Development (ICD), particularly in the period since 1950. The perspectives taken in this course are cross-disciplinary. The unifying theme is the meaning of development and its relationship to poverty alleviation and social empowerment. Current events are considered in the historical context of long term trends in ICD. You will learn from leading ICD practitioners and researchers with extensive knowledge and links within the professional field, and gain credit towards further studies in ICD, such as graduate diploma or masters. It is expected that completion of the Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development will place you in a favourable position to advance your professional standing.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
  • Course description
    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.

    Career opportunities
    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.


    Course rules
    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.


    Course structure

    Trimester 1

    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  


    Trimester 2

    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.

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