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Graduate Certificate of Arts

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GC542
871150
Online (FF)
1GC542
871150
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UARTS1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Arts
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE

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.

Credit transfers & 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

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course 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.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp
Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from ONE of the five specialisations outlined below:

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE RESEARCH
Choose 40 credit points of study from the units detailed below:
IAS511 Cultural and Creative Research (10cp) (repeatable x 4)
IAS513 Cultural and Creative Research (20cp) (repeatable x 2)
IAS514 Cultural and Creative Research Exegesis (20cp)
IAS515 Cultural and Creative Research (40cp)

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
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
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
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies (repeatable x 4)

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 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES
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
 

  40cp Total 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


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective 1 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    
Specialist Elective 3 SE    
Specialist Elective 4 SE    

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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
    Specialist Elective 3 SE
    Specialist Elective 4 SE

 

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

UAC

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