Graduate Certificate of International Development Practice - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title




Managing faculty


Admission and fees


Course progression map

A4012 (pdf)

Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

0.5 years FT, 1 year PT

You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Graduate Certificate of International Development Practice


Complex political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges contribute to extreme poverty, reduced health, environmental vulnerability and fragile governance affecting the well-being of millions of people worldwide. The Graduate Certificate of International Development Practice is a multi-disciplinary degree designed for emerging professionals and those wishing to enhance their careers through a foundation understanding of the theory and practice of sustainable development. The degree builds essential skills in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings designed to enhance learning success and career capabilities.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesMonash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. explain the political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges contributing to human inequalities
  2. recognise best practice within the broad realm of international development practice, policy, governance and research
  3. identify the range of organisations and institutions involved in international development, their working culture and funding processes
  4. analyse and critically evaluate a range of texts pertaining to the field of international development
  5. utilise research skills to undertake a short, guided research task
  6. communicate research findings in a range of formats to professional and non-professional audiences.


Students complete four core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing international development practice.


The course progression mapcourse progression map ( provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 12 points unless otherwise stated.

Students complete the following units (24 points):

  • APG5060 Advanced academic skills (6 points)
  • APG5470 Managing multicultural teams (6 points) or APG5471 Leadership in intercultural environments (6 points)
  • APG5073 Conflict, security and development or APG5805 Project planning and management in international development

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of International Development Practice will be eligible for admission at entry point 2 into the Master of International Development Practice.