Graduate Certificate of Arts

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT/VIC); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Certificate of Arts is a flexible postgraduate course that prepares you for further studies or research. The course will diversify and grow your knowledge in cultural and creative spheres.You'll choose to specialise in one of five focus areas, four of which carry a strong focus on Indigenous research, engagement and language.Whether you want to consolidate your expertise or forge a new career path, this degree will equip you with the analytical and critical thinking skills you need to succeed.At CDU, you'll explore unique perspectives on the contemporary issues facing Indigenous Australia, Northern Australia and South-East Asia. Our lecturers are leaders in their fields and are ready to guide and mentor you.

Structure

This six-month course of study gives you the flexibility to study online, on campus or a mix of both, part time or full time. With 24/7 access to learning materials and online collaboration tools, you can study when it suits you.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsSpecialist Electives(4 units)40cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from ONE of the five specialisations outlined below:CULTURAL AND CREATIVE RESEARCH Choose 40 credit points from the units detailed below: IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) IAS511 Creative Project (20cp) (repeatable) IAS512 Humanities and Social Science Project (20cp) (repeatable) INDIGENOUS RESEARCH METHODOLOGIESComplete the following units totalling 40 credit points: IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous ContextsIAS522 Indigenous Research MethodologiesIAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical PracticeINDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENTComplete the following unit totalling 10 credit points: IAS535 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised AustraliaChoose the remaining 30 credit points from units detailed below: IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous ContextsIAS522 Indigenous Research MethodologiesIAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical PracticeIAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of DevelopmentIAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State PoliticsIAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic ParticipationIAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and EpistemologiesIAS534 Partnership and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea ManagementIAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of ReconciliationIAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous ContextsIAS538 Challenging Educational ParadigmsIAS539 Intercultural MediationIAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2IAS544 Indigenous Language ProjectIAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and WellbeingIAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy PeopleIAS549 Learning an Indigenous Australian LanguageINDIGENOUS POLICY DEVELOPMENTComplete the following unit totalling 10 credit points:IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State PoliticsChoose the remaining 30 credit points from units detailed below: IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of DevelopmentIAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic ParticipationIAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and EpistemologiesIAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of ReconciliationIAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous ContextsIAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and WellbeingIAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy PeopleYOLNGU LANGUAGES AND CULTUREComplete the following units totalling 20 credit points:IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2Choose the remaining 20 credit points from units detailed below: IAS543 Yolngu LiteratureIAS544 Indigenous Language ProjectIAS545 Yolngu Conversation 1IAS546 Yolngu Conversation 2  40cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. 

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or equivalent international qualification.Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not have one of the above qualifications, but who have at least five years appropriate professional experience.Applicants must provide further documentation detailing their employment experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $16,004 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Online International: $16,004 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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