Graduate Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099596D

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


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 focused 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.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Assistance, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:

2 credit points of core units

Any 6 credit points of humanitarian (AHA) or identified ADH or AIR coded units

Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Assistance will improve your understanding of the humanitarian system and provide an opportunity for potential employment in

The humanitarian system Employment in the humanitarian field is expanding, including in related areas, such as teaching, training, organization and community capacity building, disaster risk reduction assessment and programming, consulting enterprises, journalism and communications, project management and community development. Opportunities are available in government and non-government agencies concerned with the provision of all aspects of emergency and humanitarian action including service provision, logistical

Support, communications, program management and support, community engagement and support, funding, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,600 Per Year
Read moreDeakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University
Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Minimum course admission criteria - Bachelor’s degree or higher OR two years relevant work experience OR evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+



Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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