James Cook University

Graduate Diploma of Global Development

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098477G

Level of study: Graduate Certificates & Diploma

Summary

What to expect

JCU Global Development is a leader in empowering critical thought. Gain skills and expertise to guide international development to improve the health and wellbeing of communities all over the world.

Be empowered to lead change by critically reviewing regulatory requirements, ethical principles, and cultural frameworks. Address global poverty, inequality, climate change and development issues, and identify solutions to improve social and cultural well-being.

Integrate and apply advanced knowledge in international development policy and practice. Learn how to communicate complex theoretical propositions to a variety of audiences.

Make a difference in the world. JCU Global Development graduates are a new generation of interdisciplinary leaders.

Career Opportunities

JCU Global Development graduates are multi-skilled and are employed in various local and global settings.

Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, including national and international nongovernment organisations, local councils, multilateral organisations, and global governance institutions.

You could find employment as an advocate, business planner and developer, fundraiser, disaster recovery specialist, research assistant, teacher, engineer, or health professional.

For a more advanced qualification, go on to study the Master of Global Development.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Global Development, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply advanced knowledge in international development policy and practice.
  • Critically reflect on one’s social and cultural positionality to identify biases and assumptions that inform understandings of poverty, development, inequality and wellbeing.
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories from a range of sources across relevant disciplines.
  • Communicate complex theoretical propositions, methodologies, development-related data, arguments and conclusions to a variety of audiences.
  • Analyse, evaluate and generate solutions to complex social and environmental problems by using high levels of initiative, autonomy, accountability and collaboration in the application of development practice knowledge and skills.
  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts.
  • Evaluate the design and implementation of development projects and policy-related initiatives.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year Read more1 year full-time
Study mode: Online study
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Arts, Society and Education as equivalent to the above.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia