AHA716 - Refugees and Forced Migration


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: Nil
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

ASD716, ADH716

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture (livestreamed with recordings provided) per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar (livestreamed with recordings provided) per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour lecture (livestreamed with recordings provided) per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar (livestreamed with recordings provided) per week


In the context of unprecedented levels of forced displacement of refugees and other populations in need of protection, there is a need for countries to identify clear humanitarian policies, protocols and practices for integration and settlement of refugees. This unit aims to provide the student with an understanding of the history and concepts of refugee and refugee resettlement, the refugee experiences of resettlement and refugee resettlement policies and practices. The unit critically examines the potential of principles of community development 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

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