Gender, Peace and Security - A4008

Gender, Peace and Security

Graduate certificate

Drawing on the expertise of the internationally acclaimed Monash University’s Gender Peace and Security Centre (Monash GPS), and backed by the strongest international research in the field, the Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security is a postgraduate gender studies certificate that will enable leaders to better integrate gender perspectives into peace and security policy making at all levels – local, national, regional and global.

With a focus on considering current peace and security challenges, and balancing scholarly background together with technical skills, you will develop an enhanced understanding of the gendered politics of conflict, security and peace processes. You’ll gain training on the facilitation of women’s participation in peace building and the prevention of conflict, violent extremism and insecurity. You’ll also have access to industry partners through guest lectures and informal meetings to develop your networks, hear about recent developments in the field, and to understand the relationship between research and it application in the field. On graduation of this gender studies postgraduate program, you’ll be equipped with the requisite gender-sensitive, gender responsive and gender-inclusive knowledge and tools in order to significantly contribute to the development of equitable, inclusive and peaceful societies.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Part time
  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
Spring and Winter
Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security
Course Handbook

Industry advantage

In this gender studies Graduate Certificate course, you'll be taught by leading experts and hear from some of the best industry connections in the field. Graduate with the insights and connections to take the next step in your career.

Our work matters

Discover how Jacqui True, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre, is examining how women can help prevent terrorism.

Study options to suit your life

Featuring two fast-paced intensive units, this postgraduate gender studies degree ensures you'll be ready to apply your new knowledge in the workplace in no time.

Test-drive a Master's degree

Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of International Development Practice or a Master of International Relations.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50 percent average, or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

This gender studies certificate course comprises 24 points which provide the knowledge and skills required of advanced practitioners working in a range of fields addressing gender, peace and security.

Making the application

Future students


Apply directly to Monash using course code A4008



Apply directly to Monash using course code A4008


Current Monash students

No, this course does not allow transfers

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$25,400


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.