Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) (R5W)

Overview  2022

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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.

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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.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (R5W) is an exit award only after the completion of at least 50 credit points towards one of the following courses, as per the Course Rules:
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Specialisation) (R6W)
  • Master of Arts (Specialisation) (R7W)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours (Investigative Practice, Prosecution Practice Or Police Studies) (R4C)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (A4A)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (R4A)
  • Bachelor of Media with Honours (R4E)
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (R4F)
  • Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours (R4D)

The specialisations available are as per the schedule below.

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

Course structure

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course from 2018. 

Students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) are required to complete 50 credit points taken from the relevant specialisation schedule.

This specialisation is only available with the approval of the Head of Discipline and the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching after completion of 50 credit points in one of the Humanities Honours specialisations listed in Bachelor of Arts with Honours (A3A).

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit looks at the history and evolution of states in the international system by analysing the relationship between state formation and security concerns, grand strategy and diplomacy. The unit is organized around a discussion that opposes a traditional view…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit focuses on contemporary forms of terrorism, placing them within the context of comparative and historical political violence. This enables a broader understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism beyond the events of ‘9/11’ and the ‘global war on terrorism’. The…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

 

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

1…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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.…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Coursework Core Units (50cp)

The unit consists of supervised research, within an advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as police accountability, leadership and management; police culture; police deviancy, oversight and reform; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit consists of supervised research, within an advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as police accountability, leadership and management; police culture; police deviancy, oversight and reform; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

 
 

Core Coursework units (50cp)

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

1…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Coursework Core units (50cp)

HPP411 Policy Development 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
LauncestonSemester 1
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 

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 1
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 ethical, diverse thinking leaders both within their own sphere of command and within their community. They ensure a safe working environment in their management of police human resources, whilst also building capability, modelling inclusivity and…

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
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

HPP411 Policy Development 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
LauncestonSemester 1
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

The unit consists of supervised research, within an advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as police accountability, leadership and management; police culture; police deviancy, oversight and reform; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and…

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 ethical, diverse thinking leaders both within their own sphere of command and within their community. They ensure a safe working environment in their management of police human resources, whilst also building capability, modelling inclusivity and…

Credit Points: 25

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

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

The unit consists of supervised research, within an advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as police accountability, leadership and management; police culture; police deviancy, oversight and reform; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Recent global events and a dynamic media landscape have highlighted the importance of public relations (PR) practitioners as a central component of contemporary strategic communications practice.This unit will develop your understanding of historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to public relations…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students 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

xThis 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Offers 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Forensic science is becoming an integral component of the criminal justice system. However, the role of forensic science in the criminal justice system is only now beginning to emerge as an area of research interest among criminologists.This unit provides a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of theories, policies and practices in relation to the prevention of violence against women. It aims to increase students’ knowledge of the current empirical research in relation to violence against women;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

X…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Who commits sex crimes? What are their profiles? What impacts do sexual crimes have upon the survivors (victims) of these offences? And what does the criminal justice system do to prevent sex crimes? These are central questions addressed by this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 paper.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

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

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

his specialisation is only available with the approval of the Head of Discipline and the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching after completion of 50 credit points in one of the Social Science Honours specialisations listed in Bachelor of Arts with Honours (A3A).

Entry requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Arts is course is only available as an exit award for students enrolled in the above-named courses.

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

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $16,975 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 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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