AHA725 - Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:





AHL701 unless previously completed

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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

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.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin.

Students will undertake 3 CloudDeakin sessions, 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.

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