University of Newcastle

Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

If you are looking to pursue a career in not-for-profit or government aid contributing to social change and development and have the desire and passion to work in the professional service of others, then the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge to begin that journey.This program will introduce you to key areas of social change delivered through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework. You will graduate with a high-level understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level, which affect local conditions and capacities. You will be prepared to meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment.

Designed for

Students keen to pursue a career with government, NGOs and private firms


40 units of core courses.


  • Social change and development Social Science Research Methods

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Or Bachelor Degree
  • Or Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a related field plus two years’ relevant work experience
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience.

Study pathways

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will be eligible for 40 units of credit towards the Master of Social Change and Development.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct Domestic: $10,305
International: $15,000
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 0.5 years
Online Domestic: $10,305
International: $15,000
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct, Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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