Humanitarian studies

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Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies

If you’re passionate about helping others and promoting human welfare, you should consider a career in community development and humanitarian assistance. This theory-and-practise-based undergraduate course gives you the opportunity to learn, critically analyse and apply concepts of human service delivery in the field of international humanitarian aid, social and especially community engagement.

You will be able to apply theory into practice by completing two hands-on placements. In the second year of the program, students attend a four-week intensive placement (Introduction to Humanitarian Practice) at CDU’s Casuarina campus. RedR Australia is co-delivering this unit through incorporating one of its registered training courses which makes this unit unique and one of its kind in Australia.

In the third year of the program, students complete a 400 hour placement with a national, regional or international community-based, humanitarian or development aid agency to gain industry relevant, first-hand practical skills and experience.

You can study our Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies degree online or on campus in three years of full time study or choose to study part time.

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Emergency and Disaster Management

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Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management

With our Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management you will gain an introduction to the field of emergency relief and disaster management. This course enhances the capacity of current and future practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to apply knowledge appropriately, collaboratively and productively.

If you don't already have a degree, you could be eligible for admission to this course if you have at least five years of appropriate professional experience.

You can study our Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management course online or on campus in one year of part-time study.

Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management

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Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

As a student of this Emergency and Disaster Management course, you will gain essential knowledge about how to manage responses to various types of emergencies and disasters and a holistic, in-depth understanding of disaster cycle management, including prevention and preparedness.

This course moves beyond academic and theoretical engagement to provide the practical and applied knowledge required to work in this sector, be it with a national agency or an international organisation.

Upon successful completion of this diploma you may continue to study the Master of Emergency and Disaster Management.

You can study this Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management online or on campus in one year full-time study or choose to study part time.

Graduate Diploma of Emergerncy and Disaster Management

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Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

Our Master degree is an advanced-level program that investigates how we manage effective responses to emergencies and disasters specifically in Australia, Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region.

You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the highly complex approaches to emergency and disaster management in this unique region: exploring the particular geographical risks relevant to coastal regions and island and archipelagic nations; and the particular cultural knowledges and customs of the region, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

You can study our Master of Emergency and Disaster Management online or on campus in two years of full-time study or choose to study part time.

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

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Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies

Help shape a better future with the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies. Through this degree, you gain a thorough understanding of what it is like to work within community development and provide humanitarian assistance. Gain hands-on experience and learn from experts in the field with the Introduction to Humanitarian Practice unit delivered in partnership with RedR Australia, a leading humanitarian aid and training organisation. We are proud that we are the only university to offer a partnership of this calibre at an undergraduate level.

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Good to know

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Early offers
April - June 2017
On-time applications close
30 June 2017
Further offers
July 2017
Final date to apply
14 July 2017
Classes start
17 July 2017
 
 
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If you don't meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree, our free Tertiary Enabling Program gives you entry to most undergraduate courses and equips you with the study skills and knowledge to succeed at university.  
 
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