Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice
|Duration||0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
The Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice is a versatile course that will assist students, educators and professionals across any sector navigate different cultural contexts in an increasingly international and cross-cultural operational landscape. This is an ideal course for public health workers or professionals that are involved in international aid and disaster relief situations, development programs, migrant and refugee workers, and those working in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will learn from your own experiences, those of others, and through applying theories of cultural diversity to promote the co-generation of knowledge within partnerships and communities.
The Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice provides a structured learning experience to navigate different cultural contexts. Throughout this course you will be guided to make sense of your own cross-cultural experiences so you are able to develop an effective cross-cultural practice. This involves reflecting on your own behaviours, attitudes and perspectives to enable you to work and learn in partnership with members from diverse communities. You will learn from your own experiences, those of others, and through applying theories of cultural diversity to promote the co-generation of knowledge within partnerships and communities.
- Authentic Learning Experiences
- Flexible Online Study
- Work-integrated learning
Governments and non-government organisations are increasingly working in international and cross-cultural contexts. Examples include international aid and disaster relief situations, development programs, working with migrants and refugees, and working in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice can help equip these staff and volunteers to navigate and understand their own cultural disruptions associated with working in a different cultural context, and to develop closer and more productive relationships with local communities as a result of enhanced cross-cultural practices.
Structure & Availability
The Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice consists of four core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Engaging with Cross-cultural Communities - PBHL20008
25 hours of volunteering with a community-based organisation.
Health and Wellbeing in the Cross-Cultural Community - PBHL20009
120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.
Public Health Practice in the Cross-Cultural Community - PBHL20010
120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.
This degree is recommended for people who are about to commence an international work or volunteer position and those about to commence or are currently working in any cross-cultural context.
A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
International students or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA must meet English Language Proficiency requirements. Minimum scores are:
- IELTS (Academic) score of at least 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5), or
- TOEFL overall score of 75 with no score less than 17, or
- Pearson Test of English Academic overall score of 54 with no score less than 46, or
- Cambridge English Advanced overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score less than 154).
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study.
Students may be required to be fully vaccinated or have other health checks when working in specific contexts.
Students may be required to undertake police checks when working in particular situations, such as with children, older adults or vulnerable people.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$13,092|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
- Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
- Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.|
|Fee Type||Tuition Fees|
|What is my tuition fee?||
Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|FEE-HELP and payment options||
FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
How to apply
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
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