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Graduate Certificate of Engaging the Pacific

As our world adapts to rapidly changing conditions and Australia assesses its place in Oceania, engagement with the Pacific will require a deeper understanding of the socio-political, cultural and environmental forces and their impact on the region.


Are you seeking to engage with one of the world’s most diverse regions?

The Graduate Certificate of Engaging the Pacific offers students an opportunity to explore the island region’s diverse histories, cultures, arts, languages, politics, migration and environmental issues. The program uses critical approaches, from across multiple disciplines and perspectives, which are inclusive and supportive of indigenous Pacific voices, knowledge and methods. Students hoping to work in the region — or in any agency or organisation engaged with Pacific policy, teaching, collections and communities in the islands and diaspora — will receive a strong grounding in thinking with and for Oceania.

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Career opportunities

With a deeper understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the Pacific region, our graduates have pursued diverse and exciting careers across the world, including in:

  • Business
  • Diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • Non-government organisations
  • Research
  • Consultancies
  • Government and public service
  • Intergovernmental agencies
  • International relations and trade
  • Development and aid
  • Communications, journalism and media
  • Education
  • Multinational corporations
  • Private not-for-profit

Study experience

The Graduate Certificate of Engaging the Pacific is a 24-unit (six months full-time or part-time equivalent) program designed to suit the needs of professionals in a time of economic insecurity. Embedded in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific — home to one of the greatest collections of region-specific expertise and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world — this degree will give you the opportunity to develop long-term networks with leading experts in regional affairs.


Whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level, you can develop your language skills by choosing one or more of the following languages:

  • Tok-Pisin
  • Tetum
  • French
  • Hindi

Find the complete course listing at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2021/program/CENPA

Credit toward your chosen Master’s degree

Upon successful completion of this program, you may be eligible to receive 24 units of credit toward various Master programs across the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, including the Master of Engaging Asia or the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies.

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts for domestic students apply to courses completed in this Graduate Certificate within 2021 and the first half of 2022, allowing you to study part-time. If a full degree is not completed, the remainder of the courses will be billed on a full-fee bases from Semester 2 2022. View the reduce fees on the programs and courses website.

Ready to appy?

Apply for this program at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2021/program/CENPA

Want to know more?

Enquire now to hear more from ANU or email us at education.chl@anu.edu.au to organise a time to talk with current students, program advisers, or the academics who teach this program.

Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team