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Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipHumanDevtSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1867.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 096601C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

The Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies (Grad Dip HADS) will meet the needs of practitioners already working in the field of disaster relief and development, and those wishing to enter the field. It aims to support the skills enhancement of humanitarian and development workers in government and non-government agencies involved in humanitarian operations, organisations that manage international refugee flows, public health, and the provision of aid to vulnerable populations. Students will complete 8 units from the Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies (M HADS) degree. The structure of the Graduate Diploma is tailored towards individual needs and interests and is linked to the specific industry requirements of humanitarian and development practitioners.

The M HADS has both entry and exit points for the Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies (Grad Dip HADS) and the Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies (Grad Cert HADS).

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Melissa Phillipsmelissa.phillips@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternalMelissa Phillips
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternalMelissa Phillips

Admission

The Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies, Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies are specialist vocational degrees.

Entry requirements are

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Social Sciences, or
  • Any tertiary degree combined with a minimum of 6 months professional experience in a development or humanitarian assistance context.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Intake

1H

800218Researcher Development 1: Reading, Writing, and the Business of Research

Autumn session

102574Public Health in Complex Emergencies (Advanced)
101895Political Economy of Development
102575Emergency and Disaster Management

Spring session

101896Development and Security
102576Global Health, Migration and Development
102577Humanitarian and Development Agendas and Progress
102578Management and Evaluation of Aid Programs

Mid-year Intake

Spring session

101896Development and Security
102576Global Health, Migration and Development
102577Humanitarian and Development Agendas and Progress
102578Management and Evaluation of Aid Programs

1H

800218Researcher Development 1: Reading, Writing, and the Business of Research

Autumn session

102574Public Health in Complex Emergencies (Advanced)
101895Political Economy of Development
102575Emergency and Disaster Management

Equivalent core units

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2020 or earlier.

102175 - Research in the Social Sciences



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