The Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs) may be completed in one semester of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. The aim of the postgraduate programme is to develop the knowledge and skills of a range of professionals who work with and who have an interest in studying current policy and practice issues which affect the well-being and rights of children.
Candidates for the programme are required to have a degree or professional qualification (of at least three years full-time or equivalent part-time study), relevant to working with children and families.
The certificate aims to prepare graduates for careers in leading, administering and managing policy and practice relating to children's advocacy and well-being.
Centre for Research on Children and Families
Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)
CHIX 401 Understanding Children & Childhood: Theory into Practice
CHIX 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection
Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
- Every applicant shall
- be a graduate or possess an appropriate professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study; or
- have alternative qualifications or experience related to Childhood Studies which are acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
Structure of the Programme
The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 60 points as follows:
- CHIX 401 Understanding Children & Childhood: Theory into Practice (30 points)
- CHIX 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection (30 points)
Duration of the Programme
The minimum time in which a candidate may complete the certificate is one year of half-time study.
Students who have completed CHIX 403 and CHIX 404, or CHIC 401 and CHIC 402, are not eligible to enrol for CHIX 401 and CHIX 402. Students who have completed CHIX 403 only, can be awarded the Certificate upon the completion of CHIX 402. Students who have completed CHIX 404 only, can be awarded the Certificate upon completion of CHIX 401. Students who have completed CHIC 401 and CHIC 402 can be awarded the Certificate upon the completion of one further 30 point 400 level approved by the Director of the programme.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.