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Graduate Certificate in International Development - 336JA

Course Code: 336JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880525
CRICOS Code: 087835D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Graduate Certificate in International Development is an interdisciplinary course that introduces the theory and practice of development in a global context. Students can choose from a range of units structured around development practice and cross-cultural practices in dealing with issues of poverty, empowerment, agency, and other key issues in socio-economic and political development.

The Graduate Certificate in International Development will provide an understanding of the principal ways in which theories of development critically engage with development politics and practices. International Development graduates are employable in the public development sector and also in non-governmental and multinational development organizations in Australia and abroad.

The Graduate Certificate can be expanded into a Graduate Diploma in International Development or a Masters of International Development.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Postgraduate: applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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

Course Duration

One semester full-time or equivalent.




  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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