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AHA725 - Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Emma Roberts




AHL701 unless previously completed

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: tbc

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via a combination of Cloud (Online) and intensive campus mode delivery. 

Intensive: Students are also required to attend 5 days on campus.

Intensive located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors, classes and seminars. This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, virtual simulations, cloud concept presentations and student-led discussions.


This unit consists of an intensive campus based module that introduces students to project and financial management processes in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors. Students will visit NGOs to explore how projects are managed at headquarter and field level and how systems have influenced organisational responses and outcomes for affected communities. The second aspect to this unit will be delivered via cloud (online) and includes the theory behind the project and financial management and some of the opportunities and challenges that arise in complex humanitarian responses. This unit will include a critical examination of donor understandings and how these are influenced by political, social and economic factors leading to impacts on response, transition and development outcomes for affected communities. Other key learning in this unit will engage students in designing projects proposals and presenting them to various stakeholders.


Group Assignment, 30%, 1500 words

Online Exercises, 10%, 500 words

Presentation, 30%

Essay, 30%, 1500 words

Unit Fee Information

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