Prospective and newly commencing students should refer to our new program
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
This program is for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Graudate Certificate in Social Change and Development (Program code 12376).
The program is designed to provide students who wish to pursue a career with government agencies, non government organisations (NGOs) and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve their effectiveness as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators, or managers. As Australia engages more and more with developing countries in the region, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations.
While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The program aims to equip professionals with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge which can meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment.
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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Students who have completed relevant postgraduate studies may apply for up to 20 units credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
Qualification for the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development award requires the successful completion of 40 units of coursework, which comprises:
- a core course SOCA6570
- 30 units chosen from the list of Directed courses.
Please note, other electives may be studied with approval of the Program Convenor.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Social Change and Development program with 40 units of credit in that award. The Master of Social Change and Development is an 80 unit program.
Students wishing to continue to the Master of Social Change and Development in a particular area of Specialisation should consider undertaking their Directed Courses in their chosen area of Specialisation (Aboriginal Studies; Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development; International and Development Economics; or Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building). Refer to the specialisations in the Master of Social Change and Development at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11233.html
For further information, please contact a Program Officer.
Note: Not all courses are offered each semester.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- 2014 Program Enrolment Checklist 69.9 KB Use the checklist to map out your program
- 2013 Program Enrolment Checklist 98.9 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2013)
- 2012 Program Enrolment Checklist 96.8 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2012)
- 2011 Program Enrolment Checklist 59.3 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2011)
2013 TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS
A number of courses have been removed from the program. Students who commenced prior to Semester 1, 2013 and have completed a course which has been removed will be able to count it towards their program.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Choose 30 units from the following directed courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ABOR6001||Aboriginal Foundation Studies||10 units|
|ABOR6002||Decolonisation: An Australian Context||10 units|
|ABOR6003||Contemporary Aboriginal Studies||10 units|
|ABOR6004||Community Development||10 units|
|ABOR6005||Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World Outcomes||10 units|
|ECON6440||Economic Planning and Project Evaluation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|ECON6450||Applied Policy Analysis||Not currently offered||10 units|
|EDUC6260||Education and International Development: Global Perspectives||10 units|
|EDUC6261||Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas||10 units|
|ENVS6500||Business and the Natural Environment||10 units|
|ENVS6510||Environmental Legislation and Policy||10 units|
|ENVS6525||Sustainability and Ecosystem Health||10 units|
|ENVS6530||Environmental Management||10 units|
|ENVS6545||Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy||10 units|
|GECO6400||Macroeconomics Policy in Asia Pacific||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GECO6420||International Trade and Investment||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6007||Managing Human Resources in International Organisations||10 units|
|GSBS6009||Cross-Cultural Management||10 units|
|GSBS6055||International Human Resource Management||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6070||Principles of Leadership||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6100||Negotiation and Conflict Resolution||10 units|
|GSBS6430||Issues in Developing Economies||10 units|
|SOCA6120||Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SOCA6190||Gender and Social Change||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SOCA6240||Project Design and Evaluation||10 units|
|SOCA6590||Environmental Issues and their Social Context||10 units|
|SOCA6640||Social Science Research Methods||10 units|
|SOCA6690||Rural Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for Community Development||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SWRK6008||Capacity Building in Human Service||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SWRK6200||Transformative Leadership in Human Services||Not currently offered||10 units|
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for international students, in liaison with the International Development Services unit support team, which offers practical assistance and advice to international students.
All new International Students will be provided with an Orientation of the Faculty of Education and Arts and the University at the commencement of each Semester.
There is a designated International Student Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts. This Officer is available to International Students as a representative and also to seek guidance and advice from.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online