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Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice - CM05

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Melbourne, Sydney, Online

CRICOS

102319F

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.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
The Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice consists of four core units. 

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

CAREER FOCUSED
CQUniversity's suite of public health courses prepares you to work in community-based and community-led health services and projects for government and non-government organisations including international humanitarian organisations. Our suite of postgraduate public health courses mean you will have the versatility to study a course that is aligned to your learning and career goals.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
Choose between on campus and entirely online study options giving you the flexibility to study how and when it suits you. As an online student, you will benefit from the latest in learning technology that keeps you connected and supported throughout your studies. There are no residential school requirements for our postgraduate public health courses.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2022Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Working and Learning in Cross-cultural Communities BPBHL20010120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.
Working and Learning in Cross-cultural Communities APBHL20009120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.
Engaging with Cross-cultural CommunitiesPBHL2000825 hours of volunteering with a community-based organisation.
This course has no residential schools.

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.

Security Requirements

Students may be required to undertake police checks when working in particular situations, such as with children, older adults or vulnerable people.

Health Requirements

Students may be required to be fully vaccinated or have other health checks when working in specific contexts.

Assumed Knowledge

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.

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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
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.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

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.
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What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

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OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.

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