Apply for Graduate Certificate in Global Engagement

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Global Engagement

Graduate certificate

Increase your intercultural skills and awareness of global issues, advancing your current career or building the foundation to a new career.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Global Engagement
  • Duration


    6 months full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 1, 2025

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6 February 2025

Course outline



Do you enjoy contemplating the big questions of our time, such as balancing economic growth with environmental protection or global connection with national identity? With skills in global engagement, you could turn your passion into a career that makes a lasting difference.

In this course you’ll gain a foundational understanding of how power, culture, history, identity and sustainability intersect with societies across Asia, Africa and beyond. You’ll explore current global issues such as migrant and refugee flows, popular culture and its global reach, and regional tensions and opportunities, helping you engage with different cultural perspectives.

Our problem-based learning approach will enrich your interpersonal and decision-making skills. You’ll explore real-world issues, such as media representations of difference, regional governments’ use of soft power, sustainable solutions to the climate crisis, and the causes of international tensions and possibilities for cooperation. You’ll apply your skills to create considered policy recommendations to improve the lives of others.

Whether you're seeking to advance your current career or embark on a new path, this course offers a rewarding and highly sought-after skillset.

Study combinations

Advance your career

Add a global perspective to your skillset and boost your employability by pairing this course with any bachelor or master degree.

Switch careers

If you’re looking to start a new career in an area such as international relations, international health, global business or human rights, this course would be a great first step. It could provide the cornerstone for a new career or lead to further postgraduate studies, such as our:

What jobs can the Global Engagement course lead to?


  • Foreign or multicultural policy advisor
  • Diversity and inclusion consultant
  • Community engagement officer
  • Humanitarian and advocacy officer
  • International business advisor
  • Social justice and sustainability advocate


  • Government and public policy
  • Non-profit and humanitarian organisations
  • International business and trade
  • Diplomacy and foreign service
  • Environment and sustainability

What you'll learn

  • The competent application of inter-disciplinary knowledge, principles and concepts from across political science, sociology, history, human geography and area studies to understanding global and regional engagement and intersections
  • The ability to think critically and creatively about the opportunities and challenges presented by contemporary global engagement and possible, equitable, and sustainable futures, by identifying local-regional-global interdependencies
  • Effective communication of oral and written arguments to different audiences pertaining to the dynamics, nuances, and epistemologies of contemporary global engagement through a variety of different worldviews, interpersonal, and intercultural skills, and ways of negotiating possible paths forward
  • An advanced capacity to understand and navigate global engagement in responsible ways, acknowledging one’s own values, cultural beliefs, practices, power relations, and worldviews and how these link to engagement with regional and global matters
  • Respect for cultural difference, including Indigenous values and knowledges and those of societies in the wider region, drawing upon theory that deals critically with exploitation and underpins engagement with multiple others
  • Knowledge and skills for successfully engaging global issues and regional dynamics across a range of professions and industries

Why study Global Engagement

Multidisciplinary approach

You’ll learn from industry and regional experts from diverse disciplines such as sociology, political science, area studies and geography, gaining unique and comprehensive perspectives on global engagement.

Designed by experts

Our course was designed in consultation with key government and industry stakeholders, ensuring the skills you’ll learn will translate to the needs of the global workplace.

Real-world learning

You’ll engage in real-world simulations, policy debates and role play scenarios, giving you the confidence and practical skills desired by employers.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, applicants require a degree level qualification or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications, experience and expertise are considered for admission, but may be required to complete appropriate preliminary units.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:




Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: GC-GLOBL
  • CRICOS code: 114119D
  • Last updated on: 13 June 2024

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