The Graduate Certificate in International Development prepares you to work in the international aid sector, and builds foundational knowledge in the key themes and emerging issues in development practice. Graduates are equipped to obtain employment in development with international organisations including the United Nations, UNESCO, the FAO, the World Bank, non-government organisations (NGOs), development and consultancy corporations, and donor agencies.
- Only part-time study available for Semester 2 commencement
The program introduces you to development theories and ideologies, including colonisation and de-colonisation, globalisation, dependency, rural development, food security, poverty alleviation, urbanisation, (transnational) migration, gender and culture, cultural diversity, education for development, economic development and sustainable livelihoods, community development, global justice and human rights, planning issues in developing countries, the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) development agenda process, indigenous peoples, society and environment and the impact of climate change in developing countries.
You will learn key skills and approaches in development practice, including traditional and emerging donors, the role of non-government organisations and managing contractors, research design, project development, participatory methods, project analysis, contract management and monitoring and evaluation.
In addition, this program will allow you to progress on to the Masters of International Development.
In this program you will:
- Advance your knowledge and understanding of key themes and concepts in International Development
- Prepare yourself to work confidently and knowledgably in the international sector
Completion of a three year bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.
Graduates will extend their career pathways in leadership in government and NGO settings and service delivery in the international development sector.
How to apply
To apply for the Graduate Certificate in International Development, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.
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.
Total units: 48
- 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.