Graduate Diploma of Development Practice

Course Code

105506

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

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.

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

Credit points

24 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

EV5011:03 Contemporary Issues in Development Practice

EV5012:03 Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods

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

OPTIONS:

Select 15 credit points from the specified list:

BZ5520:03 Agro-ecology

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

EV5301:03 Urban Geography and Design

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)

LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace

PL5110:03 Government and Politics in Developing Areas

PL5003:03 Governance, Democratisation and the State

TM5552:03 Global Health and Development

Majors

Type of major

This course does not have majors

Credit points in major

n/a

Special requirements

n/a

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 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.

Maximum allowed

12 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 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.

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