single degree

Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia

A single graduate award offered by the School of Culture History and Language

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CEASI
  • Post Nominal GCertEngagingAs
  • CRICOS code 103364D
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CEASI
  • Post Nominal GCertEngagingAs
  • CRICOS code 103364D
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of thematic or regional courses in one or more of the following areas:

International Engagement with and within Asia

ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century

ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives

INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy

INTR8060 China's Global Engagement

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

Asia's Social, Political, and Environmental Challenges

ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8023 The Body in Contemporary Chinese Cultures

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia

Asia's Regional Transformations

ASIA6022 Special Topics in Asian and Pacific Studies

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia

ASIA6099 Social Power in China: Family and Connections

ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars

ASIA6220 Asia Pacific In-Country Learning

ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7
  • Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
  • Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from: (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

 Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international 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.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


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.

In a tumultuous world, how can Australia, its organisations, and its people most effectively engage with Asia? This graduate certificate builds intercultural leadership skills by offering multidimensional perspectives on key challenges facing Asia and our region, such as rising inequality, social upheaval, political transformation, and environmental crisis. It cultivates the self-reflective knowledge and analytical tools needed for engagement with Asia in a rapidly changing environment.

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

This degree is suitable for professionals seeking to advance engagement with Asia in uncertain times. Relevant fields include the public service, business, consulting, public health, tourism, diplomacy, journalism, environmental governance, and non-profit management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the cultures, societies, politics, environments, and histories of Asian regions.
  2. Build intercultural leadership skills through multidimensional and self-reflective inquiry.
  3. Reflect critically on how Australia might effectively engage with Asia, drawing on a range of contexts and perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with research principles and research-based writing.

Further Information

Upon successful completion of 24 units of this program, you will be eligible to receive 24 units of credit towards the Master of Engaging Asia program or the Master of Asian and the Pacific Studies program offered by the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific.

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