Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course is an entry pathway to the master courses in human rights practice and human rights education for those who do not have a relevant degree. It is for human rights workers, those who would hope to work in the human rights field, professionals who wish to apply human rights principles to their practice, development workers, non-government organisation (NGO) workers, activists, teachers, mediation and conflict workers, and community workers. It involves the study of the theory and philosophy of human rights across different cultural, religious, philosophical and political traditions, and how these ideas can be translated into practice in the contemporary world. This course is for those working both in Australia and internationally. It is multidisciplinary, and provides an opportunity for those from different cultural backgrounds, professions and disciplines to dialogue about human rights and develop their ideas and skills in human rights practice.

Designed for

Human rights workers working both in Australia and internationally who do not have a relevant degree


This course is made up of 100 credit points, with a choice of optional units.


  • Human rights

Standard entry requirements

Applicants without an undergraduate degree are required to demonstrate relevant work experience. English language requirements: International applicants must have the following minimum IELTS scores: Writing and Reading 6.0, Speaking and Listening 6.0, Overall score 6.5

Study pathways

This course is an exit award of the MC-HRIGHT Master of Human Rights.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $8,900
International: $14,600
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Curtin University course code: GC-HRIGHT

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