Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) (R5W)

Overview  2019

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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See entry requirements & prerequisites

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is an exit award only and is not available for Admission. R5W GradCert in Arts can be used as an exit award from the following courses:

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) enables graduates to undertake postgraduate coursework study in one of a range of Humanities and Social Sciences or Law specialisations. The course develops students' analytic, technical and research skills and is designed so students can build on knowledge they have gained through undergraduate study or gain advanced knowledge in a chosen area of study.

This on-campus, one semester full-time (or, up to 2 consecutive years part-time) course is available at Hobart and/or Launceston (not all specialisations are available on both campuses). Some units will be available by off-campus study and some specialisations allow the award to be completed fully online. Once completed, students may continue their studies and articulate into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Arts (Specialisation/s).

The following specialisations are available within the GradCertArts(Spec):

  • Investigative Practice
  • Prosecution Practice
  • International Politics
  • Police Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Public Sector Leadership and Management

Course rules and specifications are applicable to a students commencing year.

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule.

It is intended, upon completion of this course:

1. Graduates at this level will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more specialisations or areas of practice.

2. Graduates at this level will have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities
  • analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems
  • transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others

3. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation/s) (AQF Level 8) graduates will be able to:

  1. Acquire, critically evaluate, reflect and synthesise specialist knowledge in one of the humanities, social sciences or law disciplines
  2. Critically analyse a challenging problem, identify research questions, acknowledge different perspectives and demonstrate advanced understanding of theoretical concepts in a specific area of study
  3. Communicate disciplinary perspectives and knowledge effectively and ethically, to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral and visual means
  4. Demonstrate knowledge, independence, skills and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  5. Work effectively, responsibly, respectfully and safely in individual and/or team contexts
  6. Demonstrate self-management, flexibility, initiative and resilience in readiness for diverse workplace demands

Career outcomes

In Australia and around the world, employers are increasingly seeking graduates who can speak and write clearly; who are computer literate and understand how to use technology; who know about other countries, cultures and societies; who can solve problems creatively; and who have developed that flexibility of thought which technical and vocational training rarely encourages. Arts graduates find jobs in, for example, advertising, journalism, the arts, diplomacy, interpreting and tourism, management and administration, and research and publishing.

Course structure

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2018. For students who commenced prior to 2018, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement.

Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) are required to complete coursework units totalling 50%. Coursework units are to be taken from the relevant specialisation schedule.

Core Coursework units (50cp)

Building on basic investigation and interviewing skills developed through previous training or in the workplace, this unit develops skills that will enable each student to conduct simple investigations on their own. Students will engage with contemporary literature regarding investigative techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building on questioning skills developed in Investigation for Frontline Officers, this unit examines protocols for and approaches to interviewing witnesses and suspects in a range of investigative contexts. The questioning and interviewing techniques are explored within the context of serious…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is based in the workplace and supports students to become investigators at the level of a Detective.Over a twelve-month period, students will collect evidence to demonstrate their attainment of each Intended Learning Outcome and associated criteria, listed below.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable students to work within an investigative unit, and to take the lead in criminal investigations. Students will: explore contemporary techniques and technologies; discuss and analyse communication needs within and across…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Core Coursework units (50cp)

This unit is designed to introduce students to the role and responsibilities of a police prosecutor and to summary court processes. It also seeks to develop an awareness and understanding of the relationship and obligations a prosecutor has to various…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for police officers intending on practice as a police prosecutor. It commences with an examination of the fundamental principles of criminal responsibility, including inchoate offences, parties to crimes, common purpose and legal presumptions. It then looks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to prepare students appear as an advocate in the magistrate's court on behalf of the Department of Police and Emergency Management. The unit includes instruction on legal literacy and research skills, court etiquette, written and oral…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to consolidate the theoretical learning undertaken in earlier units in this course, and prepare students for work in one of the district police prosecution offices. It is intended to provide students with supervised exposure to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 2 of the following core units (50cp)

This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Offers an introduction to current thinking on the character of terrorism, its definitional ambiguity and its relationship to globalisation and the internationalisation of the media. The unit examines the emergence of terror strategies after 1945 and through an investigation of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of international relations. The unit focuses on international relations in Asia -- the international politics of South-East Asia, Asian and Australian security and finally, the evolving triangular relations between China, the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Coursework Core Units (50cp)

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
 

Coursework Core units (50cp)

This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Difficulties and ambiguity inherent within political decision making will also…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores major conceptual, empirical and normative issues surrounding the implementation and evaluation of public policy. Both of these phases of the policy process are examined separately and in relation to each other and to other concepts such as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

This Specialisation is available to students who are exiting after completion of 50% of coursework units in the following Honours disciplines in A4A and R4A (Bachelor of Arts with Honours). The exit award of Graduate Certificate in Arts (Humanities) is available only with the approval of the Head of Discipline and the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching.

Aboriginal Studies

Asian Studies

Chinese

Classics

English

French

German

History

Indonesian

Japanese

Philosophy

This specialisation is available to students who are exiting after completion of 50% of coursework units in the following Honours, Graduate Diploma and/or Masters by Coursework disciplines. The exit award of Graduate Certificate in Arts Social Science) is available only with the approval of the Head of Discipline and the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching.

Criminology

Geography & Environmental Studies

International Relations

Journalism, Media & Communications

Legal Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Core unit (25cp):

In this unit, you will explore central concepts related to effective governance: leadership and management; and public policy. You will explore the differences between leadership and management and learn about a wide range of leadership theories and case studies that…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Critical incidents and emergencies are often dynamic in nature, requiring operational commanders to develop and adapt response plans as incidents and emergencies unfold over time. Police leaders are responsible for commanding the policing response at critical incidents and emergencies within…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Police are expected to be leaders both within their own sphere of command and within their community. They ensure a safe working environment while building capability, are inclusive, emotionally intelligent and capable of reflective practice. They are required to exercise…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Elective Unit (25cp):

Units weighted at 25cp:

Within this unit, you will undertake research and critical analysis on management and leadership issues, or issues relating to institutional policy that are relevant to your organisational workplace setting. You will be required to develop a research topic in consultation…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Difficulties and ambiguity inherent within political decision making will also…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores major conceptual, empirical and normative issues surrounding the implementation and evaluation of public policy. Both of these phases of the policy process are examined separately and in relation to each other and to other concepts such as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Critical incidents and emergencies are often dynamic in nature, requiring operational commanders to develop and adapt response plans as incidents and emergencies unfold over time. Police leaders are responsible for commanding the policing response at critical incidents and emergencies within…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Police are expected to be leaders both within their own sphere of command and within their community. They ensure a safe working environment while building capability, are inclusive, emotionally intelligent and capable of reflective practice. They are required to exercise…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit and its two component modules address key principles underpinning government within a Westminster parliamentary system. The unit aims to provide a background to, and understanding of the theory and practice of public administration and management. The unit will…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a survey and overview of interventions in the field of forensic studies. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work and psychology, and the sociology of forensic studies.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Units weighted at 12.5cp, noting only one undergraduate unit/300 level unit is permitted (LAW658 is to be treated as a 300 level unit):

Human Rights are fundamental rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to the development,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

IntroductionOffers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to give students an introduction to understanding different forms of violence against women. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence against women in society, with particular attention to their gendered and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sex Crimes and Criminals is an applied, interdisciplinary unit taught by criminal lawyers, psychologists and criminologists. It examines the nature and prevalence of sex crimes, impacts upon survivors ('victims') and the profiles of sex offenders.The unit explores key challenges facing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The supervised Reading Course covers a topic selected by the student in consultation with a designated member of staff. The course consists of regular meetings and discussions, lasts for one semester and is assessed via a written literature review paper.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce students to the issues and processes associated with working with offenders, particularly those under the authority of corrective services in prison and community corrections. The unit explores issues pertaining directly to how best to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a critical introduction to the philosophies, principles and practices of juvenile justice and child protection. The interface between juvenile justice and child protection is well established, institutionally, historically and in terms of shared clients, and an informed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject students will explore the phenomenon of conflict in the workplace, and will learn how to analyse workplace conflict using various models of conflict analysis. Students will also examine a range of theories, laws and standards relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Normal admission requirement are:

  • a Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent with the relevant major from the University of Tasmania; or
  • a university degree from another university or tertiary institution with the relevant major, deemed to be appropriate by the College of Arts, Law and Education; or
  • candidates not holding a bachelor's degree but whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the College to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily may be deemed eligible for admission,
  • and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test, unless otherwise specified.

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of the relevant School in consultation with the Honours Coordinator and the Program Director.

Credit may be given, at the discretion of the College, for previous postgraduate or Honours level study, or alternative achievements by students in other awards and professional practice areas at equivalent level.

This award may be used as an exit point from the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (R4A) in special circumstances, with approval.

Students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation). Where specialisations permit, students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma may then proceed to the Master of Arts (Specialisation).

Where specialisations permit, students will have the opportunity to undertake 12.5% or 25% of internship units (subject to negotiation with the course coordinator) as part of the Graduate Diploma. The maximum percentage of internship units able to be counted to the Graduate Diploma is 25%.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,648 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,568 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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