Australia-Korea Relations

This micro-credential provides an overview of the relationship between Australia and Korea. It outlines the history of
Australian-South Korean relations, and the geo-political and economic significance of this relationship, and provides a brief overview of Australia's relationship with North Korea. Upon completion, students will be able to describe the importance of
Australian-South Korean relations to both nations.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • 2 PD Points, convertible to academic credit
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode

Start date

Monday 7 June 2021 – Sunday 4 July, 2021

Applications close

Monday 31 May, 2021

4 weeks
Lecture: 4 x 15 minutes/week (asynchronous)
Seminar: 2 x 60 minutes
Personal Study: 11 hours/week
Academic Lead
Caleb Kelso-Marsh
$550 inc. GST
Critical information summary
KOREM203 - Critical Information Summary (PDF, 110KB)

What you'll learn

How Australia operates in the Indo-Pacific, who the other key players are and how power dynamics play out.

How our trade and security relationships work and how Australia engages in other emerging sectors.

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Why Australia is moving to diversify its international engagement and the opportunities for future growth.

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Why study this course?

  • To comprehend Australia's political engagement with one of its major trading partners in the North-East Asia region.
  • To develop an appreciation of the economic significance of Australian-Korean relations.
  • To develop an understanding of the socio-cultural ties between Australia and Korea.

How does it work?

70% online written assessment and 30% participation in synchronous online seminars 

What's next after this course?

Future study
Students can enrol in a further Korean Studies-related micro-credential course, such as KOREM101 or KOREM102
Career outcomes
This unit will benefit professionals engaged in policy or business in Korea, as well as students with an interest in the context of Korean Studies.


Applications are open.

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