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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

40

Course code

UARTS1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our 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 following areas,

  • Cultural and creative research
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Indigenous engagement
  • Indigenous policy development
  • Yolngu language and culture studies

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.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $16,004.00. This equates to $4,001.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

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.

Course structure



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 requirements
Specialist 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 METHODOLOGIES
Complete the following units totalling 40 credit points:
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice

INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT
Complete the following unit totalling 10 credit points:
IAS535 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised Australia
Choose the remaining 30 credit points from units detailed below:
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
IAS534 Partnership and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts
IAS538 Challenging Educational Paradigms
IAS539 Intercultural Mediation
IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
IAS544 Indigenous Language Project
IAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and Wellbeing
IAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy People
IAS549 Learning an Indigenous Australian Language

INDIGENOUS POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Complete the following unit totalling 10 credit points:
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
Choose the remaining 30 credit points from units detailed below:
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
IAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts
IAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and Wellbeing
IAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy People

YOLNGU LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
Complete the following units totalling 20 credit points:
IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
Choose the remaining 20 credit points from units detailed below:
IAS543 Yolngu Literature
IAS544 Indigenous Language Project
IAS545 Yolngu Conversation 1
IAS546 Yolngu Conversation 2
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The 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.
 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective 1SE  
Specialist Elective 2SE  
Specialist Elective 3SE  
Specialist Elective 4SE  

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  Specialist Elective 1SE
  Specialist Elective 2SE
  Specialist Elective 3SE
  Specialist Elective 4SE

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

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.

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

The Arts courses at CDU are flexible and adaptable, with the option to choose from a wide range of both practical and specialised majors or study themes. We encourage students to ask about how a program can be tailored to fit their interests and career goals. Don’t be afraid to ask that question.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Arts
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Languages and Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, Indigenous Knowledges, Arts, Communications and Design

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC042
821150
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC542
871150
Online (CSP)
1GC042
821150
Online (FF)
1GC542
871150
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101378

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