Program Overview

Become a world changer. This practice-focused program will equip you to obtain employment in development with international organisations including the United Nations, UNESCO, the FAO, the World Bank, non-government organisations (NGO's), development and consultancy corporations, and donor agencies.

In this program you will:

  • Explore key issues and practices regarding poverty alleviation and development, preparing you for the international development sector

  • Be introduced to development theories and ideologies, including colonisation and de-colonisation, industrialisation, globalisation, dependency, rural development, food security, poverty alleviation, urbanisation, environment, and the impact of climate change in developing countries

  • Learn key skills and approaches in development practice, including traditional and emerging donors, the role of non-government organisations and managing contractors, research design and project management

  • Tailor your second year to an area of application and practice that interests you


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 25,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 85

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  • DEV700 International Development and Aid

  • DEV701 Development Practice and Evaluation

  • DEV702 International Human Rights, Peace and Conflict, and Environmental Justice

  • DEV703 International Development Project A(24 units)

  • DEV704 International Development Project B(24 units)

  • DEV705 Governance, Engagement & Capacity Building

  • DEV706 Economic Development & Sustainable Livelihoods

  • EDU775 Education for International Development

  • SCS725 Advanced Social Research

  • SCS730 Social Theories for Practice: Power, Oppression and the ‘Good Society’



Select 4 courses (48 units)

  • BUS705 Innovation Management and Professional Development

  • BUS707 Managing Across Global Cultures

  • MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations

  • MGT702 Understanding and Managing Organisational Behaviour

  • MGT711 Entrepreneurship and Venture Planning

  • MGT730 Innovation by Design

  • PRM701 Project Management Principles

  • SWK704 Direct Practice 1

  • SWK708 Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience equivalent to a bachelor degree may be admitted in exceptional circumstances only, and will be assessed on a case by case basis.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Foreign affairs

  • Government

  • International business

  • International management

  • International marketing

  • Interpreting/translating

  • Media

  • Research

  • Teaching

  • Tourism

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