A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External | Online


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Development Administration
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC093
CRICOS code: 069209B



The Graduate Certificate in Development Administration is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of developmental issues and to enhance their capabilities and skills necessary to plan, implement, manage and evaluate development programs. As a stand-alone fee-paying course it provides a conceptual and practical framework for individuals wishing to proceed further with careers in government, international development agencies and various non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

In this context, it is a basic development qualification with direct relevance to public sector, international development agencies and non-government operation.

As the first step in the Graduate Program in Public Administration, the Graduate Certificate provides a basic entry point to more advanced studies up to Masters level, as well as self-contained mid-career development options.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Development Administration

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $9,364

2017: $13,650
2018: $14,050


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.