Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Asia is home to four of Australia's five major trading partners, and boasts some of the oldest and most vibrant modern cultures in the world. Learn how to make the most of it.

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Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

Graduates with a good understanding of Asian cultures, societies and languages are in short supply. They have excellent employment prospects in Australia and in the rising economies of Asia, which include four of Australia's top five trade partners. Many employers in Australia and Asia give priority to the employment of graduates with an Asia-related academic background. Prospective career paths include: arts and art management; banking and finance; consultancy and marketing; diplomacy, foreign affairs and politics; education; mining and resources; international organisations (including NGOs as well as corporations); journalism and media; intelligence analysis; and tourism.
Graduates with a good understanding of Asian cultures, societies and languages are in short supply. They have excellent employment prospects in Australia and in the rising economies of Asia, which include four of Australia's top five trade partners. Many employers in Australia and Asia give priority to the employment of graduates with an Asia-related academic background. Prospective career paths include: arts and art management; banking and finance; consultancy and marketing; diplomacy, foreign affairs and politics; education; mining and resources; international organisations (including NGOs as well as corporations); journalism and media; intelligence analysis; and tourism.

Further Study

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into a graduate diploma or master's degree in Asian Studies. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in either of these courses, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.
Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into a graduate diploma or master's degree in Asian Studies. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in either of these courses, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Asian Studies; or
(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies at UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course will give you the skills and knowledge crucial to understanding and engaging with the Asian region. With flexible study options, including part-time and evening courses, you can enhance your career prospects by developing an in-depth understanding of the region, with the option of specialising in politics or business.

About the course

Build your language skills by studying either Chinese, Indonesia, Japanese or Korean for professionals. In addition, you'll study topics including the environment, inequality, corruption, development, education, religion and human rights.
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 13280
CRICOS code
  • 093275C
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 13280
CRICOS code
  • 093275C
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year part-time only
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.