Graduate Certificate in International Community Development at Victoria University, Australia

With the Graduate Certificate in International Community Development, you can further your career in international aid and humanitarianism. Also, you can receive a specialized education for a career in community development on a local and international scale with this practical postgraduate program, which also includes job training.

Description


With the Graduate Certificate in International Community Development, you can further your career in international aid and humanitarianism. Also, you can receive a specialized education for a career in community development on a local and international scale with this practical postgraduate program, which also includes job training.


Besides that, you'll gain a thorough understanding of community development by looking into key theories as well as moral, ethical, and sustainable methods. You'll also learn about the results of globalization, how to handle disputes, and how international organizations are run.


Our graduate certificate is the first of three courses that make up VU's Master of International Community Development program. When you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for our Graduate Diploma in International Community Development.

What you will study

Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of core courses in order to receive their Graduate Certificate in International Community Development.


Courses include:

  • Community Development: Theory and Practice

  • Community Development: Project Planning and Management

  • Transnational Gender Issues and Human Rights

  • Conflict Resolution in Groups and Communities


Learning Outcomes

After passing this course, students will be qualified for:


  1. Analyze theoretical concepts in community development and related knowledge to evaluate practical approaches to resolving socio cultural difficulties in contemporary civilizations;


  1. Examine and analyze different schools of thought on globalization, development, and their consequences on communities, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


  1. Examine the relationship between civil society and local social movements and the expansion of international communities;


  1. Examine how local development is impacted by regional and international political frameworks;


  1. Apply cutting-edge research methodologies and creative project management strategies to the growth of global communities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can find employment in a variety of disciplines, such as foreign aid and development.


Typical roles could be:

  • International consultant¬†

  • International project manager¬†

  • Government employee

  • Community development educator

  • International project manager

  • Journalist

  • Researcher.


Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Even if you meet the prerequisites for this course, admission is not assured. For some courses, there are more applicants than there are positions available. In this situation, we'll also take into account your education, work history, and other relevant experience.


  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from an Australian university


  • Candidates for this course must have a minimum of five (5) years of authorized work experience.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 6.5

  • TOEFL - 67

  • PTE - 50

Tuition Fee

  • For Domestic Students - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

  • For International Students - AUD $12,200 (Per Semester)












$12,200
  • Level
    PGC
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    August
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, CAE
  • Scholarship
    10% tuition fee discount