Humanitarian assistance



Deakin’s committed to developing current and future humanitarian leaders, so if you’re working in or want to work in the humanitarian sector, kickstart your career with an industry-relevant, formal qualification.

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Our academics have many years of experience in the field with a diverse range of humanitarian and development organisations. Their insights offer unparalleled access to the industry.

Humanitarian assistance courses

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Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership

This course is jointly run by Save the Children and Deakin University.

Read more at the Humanitarian Leadership Programme website.


Deakin University's first massive open online course (MOOC) explored the humanitarian sector and its role in disaster and emergency response.

Information on upcoming MOOCs coming soon.

Research with us

The Master of Humanitarian Assistance is the first course of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region. It builds a unique platform where you can share knowledge and experience with humanitarian practitioners, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies.

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The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership plays a critical role in meeting the ever growing needs of the humanitarian and development sector, a sector where knowledge, skills and values must align if we are to bring about the change the world needs.

Learn more at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership website

Our community

Through studying humanitarian assistance, you can capitalise on Deakin’s strong partnerships with relevant international non-government organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, other locally-based NGOs, government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other relevant stakeholders in the sector.

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Master of Humanitarian Assistance Program

Learn more about Deakin’s Master of Humanitarian Assistance program.

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