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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.

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.

Which degree is right for you?

Graduate Certificate

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action can lead to a career focused on national and international emergencies and issues.
Duration
6 months full time or part time equivalent.
Price
$6,000 AUD (total tuition fee)
$1,500 AUD (price per program)
Overview
4 programs
Start dates
11 Nov 2019 (apply by 3 Nov 2019)
9 Mar 2020 (apply by 23 Feb 2020)

What do I need to apply?

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.

Deakin Scholarships 

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.

What are the learning outcomes?

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.

Masters degree

Study a Master of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action to acquire the knowledge and skills to research, interpret and critically analyse the diverse contexts in which development and humanitarian programs are designed and implemented.
Duration
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Price
$12,000 AUD (total tuition fee)
$1,500 AUD (price per program)
Overview
8 programs
Start dates
11 Nov 2019 (apply by 3 Nov 2019)
9 Mar 2020 (apply by 23 Feb 2020)

What do I need to apply?

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

All applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

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.

Deakin Scholarships 

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.

If undertaking unit, Why Research Matters in 2019, a bursary of $510 will automatically be applied to your enrolment to reduce the fee for this unit to $990.

What are the learning outcomes?

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.

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