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Graduate Certificate of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

Minimum of 12 units from completion of disciplinary courses from the following list:

ANTH8009 Development in Practice (6 units)

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development (6 units)

ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action (6 units)

Maximum 12 units from the following list:

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in the Anthropology of Development (6 units)

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development (6 units)

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment (6 units)

ANTH8107 Global Governance and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks (6 units)

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development (6 units)

INDG8001 Indigenous Peoples and Development in Australia: Principles and Practices for Indigenous-led Change (6 units)

INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy (6 units)

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

If you’re a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Graduate Certificate of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development will give you the practical and analytical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact.

This qualification is taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field.

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a stand alone award, or as a pathway into the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, MAAPD.

For students commencing in Semester 1, this program is available on a full-time or part-time basis. For students commencing in Semester 2, this program is only available on a part-time basis.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

There are employment opportunities with government, international development NGOs, International organizations, which will increase as the impact of COVID-19 on developing countries' economic and social development becomes clearer.

Learning Outcomes

  1. analyse, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities related to humanitarian and development theory and practice;

  2. understand how the development of policy includes and impacts local and community perspectives;

  3. communicate knowledge, skills and ideas on international development to others; and

  4. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as an international development practitioner.

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