Credit transfers and advanced standing
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
For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU
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.
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?
|Unit type||Credit Points||Specific requirements|
|40cp||Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.|
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
|Specialist Electives |
|40cp||Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.|
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 (20cp) (no longer available from 2021)
|80cp||Total Credit Points|
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
COURSE CHANGES - 2021
EMG502 Teaching and Learning and Global Learning is now Philosophies, Ethics and Global Frameworks
COURSE CHANGES - 2018
PHM516 Indigenous Health and Social Change is now Indigenous Health.
ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management has been replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management.
|Units Added to Specialist Electives||Units Removed from Specialist Electives|
|ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills|
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MPP503 Realist Research and Evaluation
MPP505 Policy and Ethnography
|GOV501 Public Governance: Scope and Issues (no longer available)|
GOV502 Government Finance and Economics (no longer available)
MAN505 Managing Innovation
Recommended Study Plans are not required for the exit only award.
This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Master of Public Policy.
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 Module||A 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 Proficiency||A 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 module||A 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: email@example.com.
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Australian qualification framework
This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
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