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|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Arts and Design||
School of Arts and Communications
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
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Annual fee rates
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|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|087836C||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
School of Arts and Communications
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods||1.0 years|
Annual fee rates
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Academic entry requirements
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Make a difference on a global scale
If you see yourself enriching the lives of people around the globe, then the interdisciplinary Graduate Diploma in International Development will give you an insightful understanding of the ways in which theories of development connect with development politics and practices.
You will study a range of compelling topics, including gender issues, poverty, conflict, HIV and agro-forestry, and will undertake your own individual development project. Your core skills will be strengthened for a career in the public development sector or in multinational organisations across Australia and abroad.
Study a Graduate Diploma in International Development at UC and you will:
- develop the skills to critically engage with contemporary theories and practices in development studies
- understand changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes
- gain the skills to reflect on your own practice and articulate an ethical approach to international development that considers cultural, social and environmental elements.
Work Integrated Learning
You will have extensive opportunities to undertake real-world assessments, study live case studies, and explore industry-linked research projects. The course is intrinsically connected to the international development sector, with regular involvement from organisations such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Care Australia, UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme and international embassies based in Canberra.
- International consultant
- Program director
- International aid worker
- Campaign director
- International project manager
- Head of fundraising
- International development worker
- Community development educator
- Gender adviser
- M&E (monitoring and evaluation) manager
- Program specialist
- Program analyst
- Program coordinator
- Social impact assessment consultant
- Project manager
Successful completion of this course can lead you to admission for the Master of International Development.
Postgraduate: applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
Periods course is open for new admissions
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Domestic||International|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024|
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Graduate Diploma in International Development (337JA) | 24 credit points
- 11714 has replaced 8762 11715 has replaced 8768 11716 has replaced 8771 Students who have previously completed 8762, 8768 and 8771 can still count these units towards the completion of their course.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you must meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
One year full-time or equivalent.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|Skills to critically engage with contemporary theories as well as practices in Development Studies||
UC Graduates are professional
- Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
- Communicate effectively
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve real-world problems;
|Understanding of changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes||
UC Graduates are global citizens
- Think globally about issues in the development profession
- Understand issues in the profession from the perspective of other cultures
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
|Skills to reflect on their own practice of, and to articulate an ethical approach to, international development that considers social, cultural and environmental factors||
UC Graduates are lifelong learners
- Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
- Be self-aware
- Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Graduate Diploma in International Development||GradDip IntlDev|
Alternative exit award Graduate Certificate in International Development:
Students may exit early from the Graduate Diploma if they have passed 12 credit points from the following units:
8762 Rural Development and Agro-forestry PG
8763 Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G
8766 Gender and Development G
8767 History and Politics of the Theories of Development G
8768 Micro-credit and Risk Management in Development PG
8769 Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project PG
8770 Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG
8771 Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Development PG
2020 enrolments for this course by location. Please note that enrolment numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.
|UC - Canberra, Bruce||3|
|Student category||Contact details|
|Prospective Domestic Students||Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)|
|Prospective International Students||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342|
|Current and Commencing Students||Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727|