Course

Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertHumanDevtSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1868.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 096602B


Course Status: SUSPENDED
This version of the course is under review and not available to new 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 Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies (Grad Cert HADS) enables disaster and development workers to address challenges and opportunities associated with various forms of national and international migration; public health programming, preparedness and response; and to contribute to building the resilience of vulnerable populations. Students will complete 4 units from the Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies (M HADS) degree as specialised knowledge spanning the key debates and complexities in humanitarian intervention, the political economies of development, global inequality, and the impact of conflict on disaster and development. The structure of the program is tailored towards individual needs and interests and is linked to the specific industry requirements of humanitarian and development practitioners.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Garry Stevensg.stevens@westernsydney.edu.au

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 40 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Students must complete 40credit points from following units, according to the session of offer.

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 Entry

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


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