Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Good humanitarian action is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity before during and after disasters and conflict. This is informed by principles of Humanity; Impartiality; Neutrality and Independence. Effective humanitarianism involves quality preparedness and delivery of aid, working with affected communities and populations, their representatives and other stakeholders, to ensure their identified needs are met. Increasing complexity of humanitarian contexts requires an agile approach focussed on locally led action where possible and global engagement where required. Studying at Deakin will provide you with an introduction to the skills, knowledge, understanding and capability to be an effective worker in this dynamic and evolving system.

Structure

8 credit points of study comprising 2 core and 6 course electives

Subjects

  • The humanitarian world
  • Humanitarian settlement
  • Human rights in world politics
  • International conflict analysis
  • Evidence and decision making in humanitarian action
  • Fundamentals of humanitarian management
  • Dynamics and dilemmas of the humanitarian sector

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Two years relevant work experience
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $22,200
International: $28,600
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