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Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

  • ID:UWA610181
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry 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;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Asian Studies; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

Build your language skills by studying Chinese, Indonesia, Japanese or Korean for professionals. In addition, you'll study topics including the environment, inequality, corruption, development, education, religion and human rights. You'll examine state cultural policies, state media, social media and mass and 'high' cultures to develop a critical understanding of the underlying ideologies and values within Asian societies. You'll also learn about tensions between the ways in which notions of 'tradition' and 'modernity' intersect, and be able to apply Western critical theories to Asian contexts. During this course, you will apply your learning to your professional and personal engagements with the region.


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Course structure details


Take all units (18 points):

  • ASIA5001 Key Debates in the Asian Region (6)

  • ASIA5002 Critical Cultural Engagement with Asia (6)

  • ASIA5003 Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies (6)


Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

  • CHIN5001 Chinese for Professionals 1 (6)

  • INDO5001 Indonesian for Professionals 1 (6)

  • JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1 (6)

  • KORE5001 Korean for Professionals 1 (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Business Administration Manager

  • Corporate General Manager

  • Corporate General Manager

  • Corporate Services Manager

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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