UWA PLUS

Australia and the Indo-Pacific – understanding our strategic connections to Asia

This micro-credential is developed and delivered by the Perth USAsia Centre team. Participants will gain an understanding of the Indo-Pacific region and Australia's strategic relationships to Asia. Content covering topics including regionalism, geopolitics, economics, security and relations with key partners including USA, China, India, Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

By completing the course, participants will:

  • Understand Australia's contemporary strategic and economic role in the Indo-Pacific Region
  • Evaluate the key trends shaping the Indo-Pacific region and its future
  • Analyse the strategic and economic pathways for Australia to diversify its regional relationships.

Aimed at early- to mid-career professionals in Australia's business, government and education sectors seeking to upskill in knowledge relating to the Indo-Pacific. It is specifically useful for those moving into or advancing in roles that require Asia-related knowledge and are seeking career advancement and broader context.

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials

Delivery mode:  Online

Course date:  6 February 2023

Applications close:  30 January 2023

Duration:  8 weeks

Total effort:  50 hours

  • 8 x sessions
    • 5.5 hours each made up of:
      • 1 hour lecture
      • 2 hours reading (reports, op eds, government papers)
      • 2 hours watching/listening (podcasts, media clips, webinar content, speeches)
  • 3 x webinars - 1 hour each
  • 3 x quizzes - 1 hour each

Academic lead:  Dr Lisa Cluett

Cost:  $330 inc. GST

Critical information summary:
INDOM100 - Australia and the Indo-Pacific – understanding our strategic connections to Asia [PDF, 245KB].

What you'll learn

By completing the course, participants will:

To develop an understanding of the history of Australian-South Korean relations.

To describe the geopolitical and economic significance of Australia-South Korea relationship.

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How the Australia-Korea relationship can be applied to various problem-solving scenarios.

Keyboard 

Why study this course?

This micro-credential offers a comprehensive overview of Australia's role on the international stage. Participants will gain a clear sense of how Australia does and should interact with international partners in areas of trade, security, energy, innovation and diplomacy.

By developing an understanding of Australia's relationships with countries across the Indo-Pacific, participants will be able to engage in the important discussions about our international partnerships that are taking place in businesses, government departments, educational institutions and the media.

Who should study this course?

Aimed at early- to mid-career professionals in Australia's business, government and education sectors seeking to upskill in knowledge relating to the Indo-Pacific.

Recommended prior knowledge

  • General education is useful although no prior knowledge is assumed

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