Graduate Diploma in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Course and Subject Handbook 2019 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Graduate Diploma in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development

Handbook year

2019

Course code

116306

Course type

GDN – Graduate Diploma

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development at this University; or

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 1– Schedule 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

24 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 Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development, graduates will be able to:

- Integrate and apply advanced 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 practice

- Organise, analyse and interpret complex development-related and livelihoods data using statistical, socio-economical, political and technological skills

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

- Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems, especially related to developing states and the South Pacific, by applying sustainable development practice knowledge and skills with initiative and high level judgement

- 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

EV5964:03 Integrated Management of Ridge to Reef Ecosystems

EV5965:03 Best Practice Management Tools – Ridge to Reef

OPTIONS

Choose either Management Stream or Technical Stream

Management Stream

EV5966:03 Public Policy Tools – Ridge to Reef

EV5967:03 Policy Development & Strategic Planning – Ridge to Reef

or

Technical Stream

EV5968:03 Tools for Resource Assessment – Ridge to Reef

EV5969:03 Protected Area Management – Ridge to Reef

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville (External)

Students must undertake the majority of their course via external delivery mode.

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

Students must study part of the course via a block and/or limited attendance mode delivery at a site other than that at which they are enrolled.

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

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years part-time, as per advised enrolment pattern.

Not available full-time.

Maximum time to complete

4 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

Advanced standing will be granted for the following:

  • JCU Graduate Certificate of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development – 12 credit points

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the two (2) years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled six (6) years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RIDGE TO REEF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Approved abbreviation

GDipRRSusDev

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable