Graduate Certificate in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Course and Subject Handbook 2017 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Graduate Certificate of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Course code

116311

Course type

GRC – Graduate Certificate

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree; or other qualifications or experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection
requirements

Entry to the program is by invitation of Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Post admission
requirements

Students are required to participate in annual facilitated workshops as part of their studies to be held in a Pacific Island Country, as advised by the course coordinator.

For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion
requirements

Students are required to undertake a significant portion of their course via external delivery mode.

Students are required to undertake a portion of the course via a block and/or limited attendance mode delivery at a site other than that at which they are enrolled.

Course learning outcomes

The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development, graduates will be able to:

- Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge in development practice, particularly as it relates to the pacific

- Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge from a range of sources

- Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based project and/or field work and/or studies by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to sustainable development practices

- Organise, compare and outline development-related data using a variety of skills

- Communicate development ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through written and oral English language skills and a variety of media

- Identify, analyse and generate solutions to problems, especially related to developing states and the South Pacific, by applying sustainable development practice knowledge and skills

- Explain and apply regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts

- Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

EV5960:03 Project Management – Ridge to Reef

EV5961:03 Ecosystem Dynamics – Ridge to Reef

EV5962:03 Governance – Ridge to Reef

EV5963:03 Ridge to Reef Tools

Campus

This course is only available at a singular campus due to commercial contract arrangements.

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville (Distance)

Students are required to undertake a significant portion of their course via external delivery mode.

Students are required to follow a fixed enrolment pattern of one specified subject per teaching period, as advised by the Course Coordinator.

Students are required to undertake a portion of the course via a block and/or limited attendance mode delivery at a site other than that at which they are enrolled.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years part time, as per advised enrolment pattern. Not available full-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

Nil

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RIDGE TO REEF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Approved abbreviation

GCertRRSusDev

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course

Special Awards

Not applicable