Graduate Certificate in Arts - Development Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !D21-AA-SPC+1012 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Prof Andrew Dawson




A Graduate Certificate in Arts allows you to complete a comprehensive six-month course of study, in Development Studies. It is particularly useful if you are returning to tertiary study after time away from an academic environment.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts in this specialisation should:

  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts;
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Commit to continuous learning; and
  • Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time

Program Requirements -

  • one core subject (12.5 points)
  • elective subjects (37.5 points)

Total 50 points

Subject Options:

Core Subjects

1 core subject (12.5 points)

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Elective Subjects

37.5 points

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Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Arts

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