Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Curtin University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,900
International: $14,600

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

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

Human rights

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

Curtin University course code: GC-HRIGHT

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Community Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 1 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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