Graduate Certificate in International Development
Prepare to work in the international aid sector while gaining foundational knowledge in key themes and emerging issues. Gain expert understanding in everything from colonisation and de-colonisation, to globalisation, dependency, rural development, food security, poverty alleviation, urbanisation, migration, gender and cultural diversity, education for development, indigenous peoples, society, environment and climate change.
In this program you will:
- Learn key skills and approaches, including traditional and emerging donors, roles of non-government organisations, managing contractors, research design, project development, participatory methods, project analysis, monitoring and evaluation
- Advance your knowledge and understanding of key themes and concepts in international development
- Prepare yourself to work confidently and knowledgably in the international sector
This program is not currently open for applications
DurationFull-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Delivery mode
- Blended Learning
- Total courses
- Total units
- 6 months 6 months
- UniSC program code
Required course (4) 48 units
Select 4 courses (48 units) from:
DEV700 International Development and Aid
DEV701 Development Practice and Evaluation
DEV705 Governance, Engagement & Capacity Building
DEV706 Economic Development & Sustainable Livelihoods
EDU775 Education for International Development
SWK708 Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Completion of a three year bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.
Additional entry information
Standard English language requirements apply.
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
- Students entering the program in Semester 2 can study the program part-time only.
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
- Donor agencies
- Major international organisations
- Non-government organisations
- Service delivery in the international development sector
Postgraduate coursework places
All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.
Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.