Make a difference to global futures with a university ranked in the top 100 in the world for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).* Be empowered to tackle the big issues like poverty alleviation, sustainable planning, and global health. You will study two core subjects, plus two elective subjects to suit your interests.
*Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021
Graduate Certificate of Global Development
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Science and Engineering
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Arts, Society and Education 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.
For external delivery option, computer and internet access is required
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Global Development, graduates will be able to:
EV5951:03 Development in Practice
EV5952:03 Critical Issues in Global Development
Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1
Development and Conservation
BZ5215:03 Conservation Biology
BZ5220:03 Population and Community Ecology
BZ5225:03 Technological Applications in Ecology
BZ5480:03 Restoration Ecology
BZ5740:03 Wildlife Ecology and Management
MB5004:03 Marine Conservation Biology
Disaster Resilience and Natural Resource Management
EC5218:03 Economics and Sustainable Resource Management
EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation
EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
EV5107:03 International Environmental Policy and Governance
EV5606:03 Disasters, Communities and Planning
EV5614:03 Leadership in Disaster Management
TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health
TM5514:03 Environmental Health
TM5536:03 Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
TM5552:03 Global Health and Development
TM5562: 03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
Sustainable Development Planning and Policy
EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
EV5015:03 Sustainability in Practice
EV5301:03 Urban Geography and Design
ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change
BZ5755:03 Climate Change and Biodiversity
LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
WS5103:03 Community Development
IA5013:03 Indigenous Australians
IA5029:03 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IA5030:03 Navigating the Cultural Interface
IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change
Governance and Social Change
AN5006:03 Asia Pacific Development: Culture and Globalisation
HI5005:03 Regional Environmental History
LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
LB5236:03 International Political Economy
PL5110:03 Shifting Geopolitical Environments in Emerging States
PL5006:03 Political Communication; Ecology and Environmentalism
PL5153:03 Politics and Foreign Relations
Development Leadership and Management
LB5241:03 Leadership Futures
LB5243:03 State Society and Governance
LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
LB5525:03 Conflict Analysis
LB5530:03 Conflict Resolution Processes
LB5536:03 Ethical Decision Making and Reflective Practice
The Development Researcher
AN5007:06 Ethnography in Practice
EC5202:03 Cost Benefit Analysis
EC5216:03 Econometrics and Big Data Analysis
EV5110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EV5404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
EV5953:03 Research Methods for Global Development
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Mid-year entry allows part-time study only
Mid-year entry allows part-time study only
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory Fieldwork
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
Exit with lesser award
Students who successfully complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Global Development and the Master of Global Development, and will be granted credit for all subjects successfully completed under this course.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Masters degrees.
Estimated annual tuition fee:
Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Course Coordinator, Global Development
The Global Development suite of courses is a university-wide study program that provides expertise and skills development across multiple sectors. You will acquire complex theoretical knowledge and the practical skills required to work locally, nationally or globally in a meaningful career.