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ADS716 - Humanitarian Settlement

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Daniel Mcavoy




For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


In the context of the increasing movement of refugees throughout the world, there has been an expanding need for countries to develop clear policies, protocols and practices for the effective and humane resettlement of refugees. This unit aims to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement, the refugee experiences of resettlement and refugee resettlement policies and practices. It aims to equip students to facilitate refugee resettlement and foster autonomous action amongst refugee groups.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • the concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement

  • international, United Nations and Australian policies of refugee resettlement

  • what it means to be a refugee: refugee experiences

  • refugee resettlement programs

  • how to facilitate refugee settlement into local communities

  • how to facilitate autonomous action and independence amongst refugee groups

  • refugee related trauma.


Essay, 40%, 2000 words

Essay, 60%, 3000 words

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