AHA723 - Fundamentals of Humanitarian Management


2021 unit information

Offering information:

2021 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



AHL701 unless previously completed

Students enrolled in course A767 - NIL

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class (livestreamed and recorded), 1 x 1-hour seminar (livestreamed and recorded) per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class (livestreamed and recorded), 1 x 1-hour seminar (livestreamed and recorded) per week


This unit explores specific issues and challenges faced by humanitarian organisations and managers operating in humanitarian contexts. Topics examined include: the discourse of 'professionalisation' in the sector and its implications for education, training and capacity-building of workers and volunteers in the humanitarian sector; aid worker resilience, well-being and self-management; organisational change, learning and innovation; issues related to operational management in the field; people-management in the humanitarian sector; and safety and security of humanitarian workers. Topics will be explored through the use of case studies to highlight the importance of building trust, communication, accountability, decision-making, coordination and teamwork when working in complex humanitarian emergencies.

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