Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia is an online unit offered by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia which provides a crucial introduction to the business environments of the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to illustrate the diverse impact that globalisation has on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

After initially exploring the dual effects of globalisation and regionalisation for Australia, the unit will go on to cover more in-depth issues on the subject. You will explore the role of history and the state and democracy, and consider developments in finance, investment, trade, security concerns and regional integration.

By examining such contemporary issues, the unit will expand your awareness of the key issues facing Australia in an increasingly globalised and regionalised world. The unit will also enhance your research and writing skills, and your ability to critically approach current debates.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply. It is expected however, that students will have the ability to write academic papers at first year university level.

Areas of study

In the Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Defining and understanding globalisation
  • Globalisation in historical perspective
  • Globalisation, power and global governance
  • The rise and rise of Asia
  • Economic globalisation and Australia
  • Australia and Asia
  • Globalisation, security and Australia
  • Globalisation, climate change and Australia
  • Australia and the future of globalisation

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Globalisation: The Asia and Pacific and Australia provides you with an essential grounding in contemporary economic issues facing Australia, which would prove highly beneficial for many careers involving business. By looking to the future and considering the ways globalisation and regionalisation could affect Australia, the unit will enable you to more critically analyse and judge current economic policies and trends. In addition, the unit will enhance your writing and analytical skills.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Globalisation: The Asia and Pacific from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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