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Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

  • Graduate Certificate

Natural disasters, poverty, injustice, conflict. All around the world, the environment in which development and humanitarian workers find themselves is more complex and diverse than ever.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
A505
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

Natural disasters, poverty, injustice, conflict. All around the world, the environment in which development and humanitarian workers find themselves is more complex and diverse than ever.

This course - developed in association with Save the Children - builds a unique, global platform where development & humanitarian practitioners and academics can share knowledge and experience, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies and developmental issues.

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action provides you with the analytical skills needed to understand the contexts of sustainable development and humanitarian programs as well as practical skills to apply in the field.

Entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Students completing this course will be able to work in the development and humanitarian sector. This includes working for both international based non-governmental organisations as well as local community based organisations, national and provincial government departments, donors and multi-lateral organisations.

For more information go to DeakinTALENT

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action, a student must successfully complete:

  • 4 credit points of study as listed below
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Architecture & Building courses at Deakin University.
80.6%
Overall satisfaction
85.6%
Skill scale
72.3%
Teaching scale
79.4%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary