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Graduate Certificate of Natural and Cultural Resource Management

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management provides advanced specialist skills and professional development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage officers, Land Management facilitators, Cultural Heritage site managers, educationalists and elders in the areas of integrated natural resource management, cultural heritage interpretation, research and project design. A key focus of the course revolves around the exploration and convergence of Western science values and Indigenous knowledge that is currently developing in Australia. The course provides an academic environment effective for the dissemination of substantive material connected to the multifaceted arena of both natural and cultural resources matters, but also a culturally sensitive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from all over Australia who come together and discuss the major issues connected to the protection and management of cultural heritage, land and knowledge.
  • Entry requirements
    To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate, a student must: * hold an approved degree or diploma; or * hold a qualification approved as equivalent to an approved degree or diploma; or * have satisfied special requirements for admission as determined from time to time.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Natural and Cultural Resource Management
  • 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.


    Course rules
    The course comprises four units, each worth 1 credit point.


    Course structure

    Trimester 1

    SQE744 Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscape  

    SQE741 Natural and Cultural Resource Management  

     

    Trimester 2

    SQE742 Planning and Techniques of Interpretation  

    SQE743 Research Project on Interpretation  



    Course expenses
    In addition to course and general service fees, students may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork.


    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 satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate, a student must:

        * hold an approved degree or diploma; or
        * hold a qualification approved as equivalent to an approved degree or diploma; or
        * have satisfied special requirements for admission as determined from time to time.


    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.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.


    Further study
    S662 Graduate Diploma of Natural Resources Management

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