Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
Advanced standing will be granted for the following:
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline*; or in a non-cognate discipline and relevant employment experience** – 12 credit points (4 subjects)
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in cognate discipline* and relevant employment experience** – 24 credit points (8 subjects)
AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree or graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a non-cognate discipline; or JCU Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution – 12 credit points (4 subjects)
AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree in a cognate* discipline – 24 credit points (8 subjects)
NB: Where employment experience without qualifications, as set out below, is used to meet entry requirements, that experience will not also be used for advanced standing.
* Cognate disciplines: conflict management, peace and conflict studies. They will also have developed skills in analysing theory and practice in areas relating to people and communication, and in particular providing support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations. Students from these disciplines will also have developed skills in ethical judgement and initiative in practice and research involving human interaction, as well as critical reflection and self-assessment of their capabilities and performance, and use feedback, in personal and professional development.
** Employment experience: Applicants must have a minimum 4 years full-time working in the field of conflict management and resolution (e.g. dispute resolution officer, complaints manager, mediator, facilitator, lawyer, conciliator, arbitrator, ombudsman) or in a management position in which the person manages conflict between staff, or staff and clients/customers.
Students with related employment experience will have engaged in the practice of conflict management and resolution at an individual or organisational level. They will have engaged in the practice of critically analysing conflicts and conflict management systems, and will have practiced within the boundaries of professional standards for conflict management and resolution. They will have had experience in providing advice to assist individuals, groups and/or organisations to constructively manage conflict and will have demonstrated the capacity to effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in conflict. They will also have developed skills in ethical judgement and initiative in the practice of managing people in conflict, as well as critical reflection and self-assessment of their capabilities and performance, and use feedback, in personal and professional development.