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Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)


    No new applications are being accepted for this programme for 2024.

    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



    Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)

    1. Admission to the Programme

      1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
      2. Every applicant shall
        1. be a graduate or possess an appropriate professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study; or
        2. have alternative qualifications or experience related to Childhood Studies which are acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

    2. Structure of the Programme

      The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 60 points as follows:

      • CHIC 401 Understanding Children & Childhood: Theory into Practice (30 points)
      • CHIC 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection (30 points)

    3. Duration of the Programme

      The minimum time in which a candidate may complete the certificate is one year of half-time study.

    4. Transitional Arrangements

      Students who have completed CHIX 401 and CHIX 402, or CHIX 403 and CHIX 404, are not eligible to enrol for CHIC 401 and CHIC 402. Students who have completed CHIX CHIX 401 or 403 only can be awarded the Certificate upon the completion of CHIC 402. Students who have completed CHIX 402 or CHIX 404 only can be awarded the Certificate upon completion of CHIC 401.

    5. Variations

      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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    Regulations on this page are taken from the 2024 Calendar and supplementary material.

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