AQF Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline, 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
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
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
12 credit points
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. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. 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 Development Practice, graduates will be able to:
EV5955:06 Contemporary Issues in Development Practice
EV5956:06 Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months 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
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
The grade of Pass Conceded cannot be credited toward this course.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 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 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if by then the student has not completed this course.
Graduate Certificate of Development Practice
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award