Graduate Certificate in International Development
Course code/s: ACID – Melbourne
|Course/Discipline Coordinator||Dr Tim Thornton|
|Available to International Students||Yes|
|Course Duration||Two semesters of part-time study|
|Leave of Absence Available||Yes|
Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
The guiding aim of our programs in international development is to encourage thoughtful and reflexive practitioners, analysts and policymakers who understand the complexity of international development and who are able to effectively analyse and respond to challenges. We believe that this understanding requires students to be well acquainted with the history of development thinking and practice as well as having up to date knowledge and skills relating to current best practice. Students have direct contact with senior and experienced practitioners from the development sector. Indeed, a distinctive aspect of our degree programs is the quality and experience of practitioners that teach into our subjects, including those who have worked with Oxfam, the Australian Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the United Nations and more.
Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree. Where an undergraduate degree has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Tim Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org), to gain advice about how these admission requirements apply to their background.
The course consists of 60 credit points of fifth-year level subjects.
Students must complete:
- 45 credit points of core subjects
- 15 credit points of elective fifth-year subject from List A below
Note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Graduate Certificate in International Development (ACID) Melbourne 2018 [PDF 113 KB]
|Contemporary Approaches to Development||Field Methods and Research for Development: Social Change in Practice|
|Making Social Change Happen||Choose one elective subject from List A (15 cps)|
|PHE5AHR (SUM 3) Australia’s International Health Relations|
|POL5ISD (WK) Issues in International Studies and Development (City Campus)|
|POL5PIR (S1) Europe Divided: Integration, Democratisation and the Rise of Russian Authoritarianism (1989-2014)|
|POL5CPE (S1) Political Economy (Online)|
|POL5GGA (WK1) Globalisation and Governance|
|SWP5IIC (S1) Inclusion in Communities|
|SWP5SPA (S1) Social Policy Analysis and Advocacy|
|POL5QQA (S1) States in Transition: Peacebuilding After Civil War and Regime Change|
|PHE5EBP (S2) Evidence Based Public Health: Knowledge, Skills and Practice (City Campus)|
|POL5HSD (WK2) Human Security and Development (City Campus)|
|DST5DAE (S2) Development and the Environment|
|PHE5IPO (S2) International Health Policy (City Campus)|
|POL5IJC (S2) International Security in the Asia-Pacific|
|JRN5ONJ (S2) Online Journalism Production|
|SOC5QSR (S2) Quantitative Skills for Social Research|
|POL5WPS (S2) Security in a Borderless World|
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM 3 = Summer Semester 3, WK = Weeks 12-16, WK1 = Weeks 10-14, WK2 = Weeks 34 -36
Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.