Graduate Diploma of Development Practice
Science and Engineering
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 Diplomas.
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
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
EV5011:03 Contemporary Issues in Development Practice
EV5012:03 Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods
EV5013:03 Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions
Select 15 credit points from the specified list:
EC5206:03 Macro-Economic Policy
PL5003:03 Governance, Democratisation and the State
LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace
TM5552:03 International Health Agencies and Development
EV5009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management
EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
EV5205:03 Conserving Tropical Rainforests
EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
EV5905:03 Literature Review and Proposal
EV5910:03 Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)
EV5914:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)
EV5915:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 2 of 2)
EV5920:03 Minor Project (Part 2 of 2)
Type of major
This course does not have majors
Credit points in major
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
The grade of Pass Conceded cannot be credited toward this course.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy.
12 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 11 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if by then the candidate has not completed this course.
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award