Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
The Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (GradCertAS) will introduce students to issues crucial to understanding and engaging with the region. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a preliminary understanding of the historical, cultural and political landscape that shapes and informs contemporary Asia and the skill set to apply this in their professional and personal engagements with the region. In addition to this, the certificate will offer a number of possibilities to facilitate career development and professional opportunities in government, education, business and the NGO sector, as well as being attractive to employees of international organisations.
This course is suitable to those who have a first degree in other disciplines, or work experience in industry and wish to develop Asia expertise with the option to acquire or develop skills in one of the Asian languages taught at UWA.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- not available in 2022
- Administered by
- Social Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Laura Dales and Associate Professor Joanna Elfving-Hwang
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
Note: This course is not available in 2022.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (18 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||ASIA5001||Key Debates in the Asian Region||seminars at least 20 hours over 12 weeks|
|N/A||ASIA5002||Critical Cultural Engagement with Asia||seminars: 18 hours|
|N/A||ASIA5003||Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies||seminars: 24 hours|
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|N/A||CHIN5001||Chinese for Professionals 1||language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)|
|N/A||INDO5001||Indonesian for Professionals 1||language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday teaching blocks (refer to the unit outline for further details)|
|N/A||JAPN5001||Japanese for Professionals 1||language seminars: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks; self-directed learning; Saturday block seminars (refer to the unit outline for further details)|
|N/A||KORE5001||Korean for Professionals 1||language seminars: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminar (refer to the unit outline for further details)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 12580 Master of Asian Studies (96 points)
- 13280 Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (24 points)
- 13380 Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (48 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 after being enrolled at the University for one or two semesters only are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.
(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.
(3) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.