Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This program will enable students to understand, critically analyse and apply concepts of social and especially community engagement in both, national and international contexts. Interdisciplinary course units provide students with introductory as well as in-depth knowledge on psychology, sociology, ethics, human service delivery, cultural studies, indigenous knowledge, community dynamics, project management and the system of international humanitarian assistance. Two placements in the second and third year are an essential part of this degree, allowing students to gain essential, first-hand, practical experiences in the field of community development and/or international humanitarian aid.


This course consists of two common, sixteen core, three specialist and two general elective course units. They include units in social science, human service organisations, international humanitarian assistance, communication skills, group work as well as practice and skills in Indigenous community work.


  • Humanitarian and community studies

Standard entry requirements

  • NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher
  • Or Certificate IV or above
  • Or STAT score of 135 or greater
  • Or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience
  • Or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma
  • Or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.


Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina International: $72,360
  • ATAR: 68
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Criminal History check: A police check, and Ochre Card to work with children and a first-aid certificate are required.

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