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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertCivCer
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2158
Course coordinator

Judy McNicoll

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Description

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, students will have gained an understanding of the history and cultural variety of rites of passage as practised in the Australian community. They will have some knowledge of the elements of ceremony and have begun to develop some of the skills of a civil celebrant.

Objectives

Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

This course consists of a core unit and one elective unit.

Requirements

Core

  • APG4729 Rites of passage: Culture and celebrating life cycle events

Elective

One of:

  • APG4730 Life cycle events: Literature, music and life stories
  • APG4731 Celebrant and client: Legal, ethical and personal issues

As each unit in this course has an assessment component in performance and presentation skills, all students must present a video tape or DVD of the activity to be assessed.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 2157 Graduate Diploma in Civil Ceremonies.

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Civil Ceremonies