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Master of Humanitarian Assistance

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Humanitarian Assistance
Campus

Cloud (online)

Includes compulsory short intensive classes (includes five days in Trimester 3 and five days in Trimester 1 of the following year) held at a Deakin University campus. 

Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,380 AUD
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A757
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

New course commencing Trimester 3 (November) 2013.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Humanitarian Assistance provides the opportunity for those working in or wishing to work in the humanitarian sector to gain an industry-relevant, formal qualification.

 

Combining theory and practice, the course is delivered using both Deakin’s interactive online education (cloud learning) and intensive, campus mode practice-based units. This, combined with action-based research in the field, will enable you to be an effective and highly skilled worker in the sector, both in Australia and internationally.

 

You will also be able to capitalise on Deakin’s strong partnerships with relevant international non-government organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, other locally-based NGOs, government agencies such as AusAID and other relevant participants in the sector.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

It is expected that completion of the Master of Humanitarian Assistance will place you in a favourable position to advance your professional standing.  Employment in the humanitarian field is expanding, including in related areas, such as teaching, training, organisation 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 responses including service provision, logistical support, communications, program management and support, community engagement and support, funding, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

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Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance, students must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising six credit points of core units plus 10 credit points of elective units.

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Course structure

Core units

Students to complete the following 6 core units (6 credit points of study):

Trimester 3 and Trimester 1

AHL701 The Humanitarian World  

 

Trimester 3

AHA724 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts  

AHA725 Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts  

 

Trimester 1

AHA721 Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian Sector  

AHA722 Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to Practice  

 

Trimester 2

AHA723 Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum  

 

 

Elective units

 

Students to select 10 credit points of study from any of coursework, internship, research units listed below:


Coursework

Trimester 1

ADS711 Non-government Organisations and Development  (formerly AID711)

ADS712 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods  (formerly AID712)

ASS705 Anthropology of Poverty and Development  


Trimester 2

ADS714 Gender and Development  (formerly AID714)

ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development  (formerly AID735)

ADS740 Participatory Approaches to Development  (formerly AID740)

ADS716 Humanitarian Settlement  (formerly ASD716)

 

Trimester 3

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice  (formerly ASD715)

 

Internship

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

AHA726 Humanitarian Assistance Internship  (4 credit points) (commencing March 2015)

 

Research
For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

AIX702 Dissertation A  (2 credit points)

AIX703 Dissertation B  (2 credit points)





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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

 

Students will be required to undertake 16 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:

  • A bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; OR
  • Qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Students will be required to undertake 12 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:

  • An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline; OR
  • A postgraduate certificate or diploma in a related discipline; OR
  • An undergraduate degree and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.

Students will be required to undertake 8 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:

  • An honours degree in a cognate discipline; OR
  • An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a relevant graduate certificate OR an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent; OR
  • A postgraduate diploma in a cognate discipline.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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