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.
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.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertCrCulPr|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
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:
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 undertake police checks when working in particular situations, such as with children, older adults or vulnerable people.
Students may be required to be fully vaccinated or have other health checks when working in specific contexts.
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.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|PBHL20010 - 120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.|
|PBHL20009 - 120 hours of placement with a community-based organisation.|
|PBHL20008 - 25 hours of volunteering with a community-based organisation.|
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
All four units of the Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Practice must be completed.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PBHL20007||Cultural Immersion and Lived Experience|
|PBHL20008||Engaging with Cross-cultural Communities|
|PBHL20009||Health and Wellbeing in the Cross-Cultural Community|
|PBHL20010||Public Health Practice in the Cross-Cultural Community|