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Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

Cultivate the skills and the knowledge required in to responding to national and international emergencies by studying a humanitarian assistance action course.

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  • Level

    Graduate Certificate
  • Duration

    6 months full time or part time equivalent.
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    A$11,700

Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

  • Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate)

  • 6 months full time or part time equivalent.

  • Total tuition fee

    A$11,700

    Natural disasters, poverty, conflict, injustice.

    All around the world, the environment in which development and humanitarian workers find themselves is more complex and diverse than ever.

    These degrees – developed in association with Save the Children – build a unique, global platform where development & humanitarian practitioners and academics can share knowledge and experience, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies and developmental issues.

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
    • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student’s prior qualifications and professional experience.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

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    Deakin offers a range of scholarships. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships.

    Additional fees may apply and course fees may be subject to change.

    Acquire advanced and integrated understanding of development and humanitarian action and expert cognitive skills in the synthesis, and application of theory and practice in development and humanitarian action within diverse disciplinary contexts and worldviews.

    Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

  • Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate)

  • 6 months full time or part time equivalent.

  • Total tuition fee

    A$11,700

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