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Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1GD021
  1GD521
External Studies
  1GD021
  1GD521
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TIPD01

Award
Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy Development
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

This course builds on your professional knowledge and experiences with a critical understanding of important aspects of Indigenous economic and policy development in modern Australia.

You examine key issues of Indigenous policy development and implementation, economic development and participation, traditional and modern governance structures, and intellectual and cultural property rights in current social and political contexts.

This course is an essential foundation for respectful and accountable engagement with Indigenous people and the current social and political issues they face in Australia and internationally.

This is an important course if you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of:

  • the workings of government and policy
  • the structures and functions of governance in relation to Indigenous people
  • the practice of cultural engagement with and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • the culture and language of Yolngu people.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelors degree or equivalent. Consideration will also be given to non-graduates who have at least five years appropriate professional experience, for example policy development, research, governance or service delivery.

Applicants may be asked to provide further documentation detailing their employment experience, roles and achievements in the form of a Curriculum Vitae.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

Potential employment opportunities include roles in government and non-government organisations that look after Indigenous affairs in areas such as research, policy development, or media and communications and academia.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Students are required to complete 80 credit points of study including four core units and up to four units offered at a 500 level in the offerings in the School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy (SIKPP). Students are able to complete a 20 credit point dissertation as part of their Graduate Diploma studies and can complete up to 20 credit points of study outside the offerings of SIKPP or cross-institutionally so long as they are able to meet the dual requirements of being at an advanced level of study and approved by the course coordinator.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 

ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development (recoded from ATI410 2016)
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics (recoded from ATI420 2016)
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation (recoded from ATI430 2016)
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology (recoded from ATI440 2016)
 

Specialist Elective
(2-4 units)
40cp
Unit totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

Research Preparation
ATI720 Dissertation #20 (20cp) (recoded from ATI401 2016) ^(manual enrolment required)
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 (20cp) ^(manual enrolment required)

^ students completing a Graduate Certificate/Diploma who wish to undertake a level 4 (400 level) or level 7 (700 level) unit must do so via manual enrolment

Partnerships
IND500 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised Australia (recoded from GCP501 2018) (recoded from GCP401 2016)
IND501 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts (recoded from GCP502 2018) (recoded from GCP402 2016)
IND502 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation (recoded from GCP503 2018) (recoded from GCP403 2016)
IND590 Indigenous Research Project (recoded from GCP504 2018) (recoded from GCP404 2016)
IND503 Challenging Educational Paradigms (recoded from GCP505 2018) (recoded from GCP405 2016)
ATI505 Partnerships and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management

Yolngu Languages and Culture (available part time only)*
*Due to the sequential nature of language learning, choosing the Yolngu Languages and Culture specialisation would require a student to take their studies across a minimum of three semesters
CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 (recoded from CAS431 2016)
CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 (recoded from CAS432 2016)
CAS511 Yolngu Literature (recoded from CAS444 2016)
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project (recoded from CAS448 2016)
CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1 (recoded from CAS445 2016)
CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2 (recoded from CAS446 2016)
 

 
80
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes and Transition Arrangements for 2018

GCP501 has been replaced by IND500. Students who have completed GCP501 should not complete IND500.
GCP502 has been replaced by IND501. Students who have completed GCP502 should not complete IND501.
GCP503 has been replaced by IND502. Students who have completed GCP503 should not complete IND502.
GCP504 has been replaced by IND590. Students who have completed GCP504 should not complete IND590.
GCP505 has been replaced by IND503. Students who have completed GCP505 should not complete IND503.

Previous Unit Code
Previous Title
2018 Code
2018 Title
GCP501 Respectful Histories IND500 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised Australia
GCP502 Communication and Relationships IND501 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts
GCP503 Reconciliation and Opportunities in an Australian Context IND502 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
GCP504 Partnership Project IND590 Indigenous Research Project
GCP505 The Meaning of Education IND503 Challenging Educational Paradigms

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Students who started this course prior to 2015 may continue to include 300 level undergraduate units as part of their course but can also include any of the new postgraduate units as part of their Specialist Elective study.

Students who started this course in 2015 can also include any of the new postgraduate units as part of their Specialist Elective study.

Students who have started the course prior to 2016 can still use LGA501 (repeatable recoded from LGA400 in 2016, not offered in 2017) to study Central Australian Languages. If students are seeking to study Yolngu Languages and Culture, they should enrol in the specific, appropriate Yolngu Studies units from the list included in the above course structure.

Unit Code Changes 

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
ATI401 ATI720 Dissertation #20 (20cp)
ATI410 ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development 
ATI420 ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
ATI430 ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
ATI440 ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology
CAS431 CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS432 CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS444 CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS445 CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1
CAS446 CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2
CAS448 CAS512 Indigenous Language Project
GCP401 GCP501 Respectful Histories
GCP402 GCP502 Communication
GCP403 GCP503 Reconciliation
GCP404 GCP504 Partnership Project
GCP405 GCP505 Meaning of Education

 

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Research Preparation

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 (20cp) (manual enrolment required)
SE ATI720 Dissertation #20 (20cp) (manual enrolment required)  SE

Partnerships

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
Specialist elective 1 SE Specialist elective 3 SE
Specialist elective 2 SE Specialist elective 4 SE

Yolngu Language and Culture (available part time only)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 SE CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 SE
Year 2
Specialist elective 3 SE    
Specialist elective 4 SE    

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Research Preparation

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
    ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
    ATI720 Dissertation #20 (20cp) (manual enrolment required) SE
       
Year 2
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO    
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO    
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills (20cp) (manual enrolment required) SE    
       

 Partnerships

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
    ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
    Specialist elective 1 SE
    Specialist elective 2 SE
Year 2
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO    
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO    
Specialist elective 3 SE    
Specialist elective 4 SE    

Yolngu Language and Culture (available part time only)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development CO
    ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Preparation CO
    CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 SE
Year 2
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics CO Specialist elective 3  
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology CO Specialist elective 4  
CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 SE    

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