Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertHumanDevtSt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1868
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 096602B

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies (Grad Cert HADS) enables disaster and development workers to address challenges and opportunities associated with various forms of national and international migration; public health programming, preparedness and response; and to contribute to building the resilience of vulnerable populations. Students will complete four subjects from the Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies (M HADS) degree as specialised knowledge spanning the key debates and complexities in humanitarian intervention, the political economies of development, global inequality, and the impact of conflict on disaster and development. The structure of the program is tailored towards individual needs and interests and is linked to the specific industry requirements of humanitarian and development practitioners.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Garry Stevens

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal Melissa Phillips
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal Melissa Phillips

Admission

The Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies, Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies are specialist vocational degrees.

Entry requirements are

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Social Sciences, or
  • Any tertiary degree combined with a minimum of 6 months professional experience in a development or humanitarian assistance context.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points from the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following subjects, according to the session of offer.

Start-year intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete 40 credit points from following subjects:40
1H
Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
Autumn session
Public Health in Complex Emergencies (Advanced)
Political Economy of Development
Emergency and Disaster Management
Spring session
Development and Security
Global Health, Migration and Development
Humanitarian and Development Agendas and Progress
Management and Evaluation of Aid Programs
Total Credit Points40

Mid-year intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete 40 credit points from following subjects:40
Spring session
Development and Security
Global Health, Migration and Development
Humanitarian and Development Agendas and Progress
Management and Evaluation of Aid Programs
1H
Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
Autumn
Public Health in Complex Emergencies (Advanced)
Political Economy of Development
Emergency and Disaster Management
Total Credit Points40