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Graduate Certificate of Development Practice

Course Code

105511

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Category type

Graduate Certificate

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate course at this or another university.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience or interest in international development practice.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional entry requirements

 

Post admission requirements

Prior to undertaking the field components of the course, students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, as well as immunization certificates for Tetanus, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid Fever.  JCU Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines

Closing date

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

EV5011:03 Contemporary Issues in Development Practice

EV5012:03 Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods

OPTIONS:

Six credit points from the following:

EC5206:03 Macro-Economic Policy

EV5013:03 Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions

PL5003:03 Governance, Democratisation and the State

BZ5520:03 Agro-ecology

LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace

TM5552:03 International Health Agencies and Development

EV5910:03 Minor Project

Majors

Type of major

This course does not have majors

Credit points in major

n/a

Special requirements

n/a

Campus

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Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

The grade of Pass Conceded cannot be credited toward this course.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures at https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/allatoh/JCUDEV_014716.html

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if by then the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable