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Graduate Certificate in  Development Practice

Program code: 5344
CRICOS code: 053339A

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Graduate Certificate in Development Practice will develop your core knowledge and skills so you can appreciate the complexity of development and effectively plan and manage development solutions.

  • This six-month, full-time program is designed for those with an approved degree in any discipline, or post-secondary study and / or relevant work experience. See Program Details for detailed entry requirements.
  • Focus on key topics in the world today through studying courses that bring together aspects of community level development, urban and social planning, and political analysis from local to global levels.
  • Study introductory courses, or a combination of introductory and specialised courses from one of four fields of study: Community Development; Development Planning; Politics of Global Development; or Social and Cultural Dynamics of Development.
  • Graduate with a stand alone qualification, or you may be eligible for credit towards the higher-level Master of Development Practice, which has a more comprehensive study plan, and offers greater professional opportunities.

Develop your understanding of the political, social and planning challenges facing development, or set yourself up for further study in Development Practice.

  • Students

    Multicultural learning environment

    You will study alongside students from all corners of the globe, each contributing rich and diverse experiences. Studying with an international and diverse group of students will broaden your horizons, both personally and professionally.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from leading researchers

    Our Development Practice courses are taught by more than 20 staff across four different schools within UQ. Our staff are leading researchers in their fields and maintain strong links across the development sector by engaging in a range of professional consultancies.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice typically work across all levels of the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Past Development graduates have worked in:

  • international development
  • foreign policy
  • multilateral development agencies
  • international financial institutions
  • the United Nations Development Programme
  • consultancy.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field they work in – or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to the Master of Development Practice program. 

Summary

  • Program code
    5344
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    053339A

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline; or

Post-secondary study and relevant work experience.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 2 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $15,048
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice is 5344. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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