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Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development

Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
Online - No
Important Dates

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

WHAD01
SATAC codes
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Overview

The Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development is an inter-disciplinary degree that will teach you to understand, critically analyse and apply concepts of community development, humanitarian practice and development aid.

During the course, you'll explore concepts in a variety of fields including culture studies, sociology, ethics, Indigenous knowledge, community development, international humanitarian assistance and development, project management, and language studies. You'll learn from academics and industry practitioners who have a professional focus on national and international community work, disaster relief and development.

You'll complete a two-week intensive unit, which will give you the knowledge and skills to work in humanitarian assistance.

In the final year of study, students completing the Human Services major will undertake 400 hours of community-based placements with humanitarian, human services or development aid organisations in Australia or overseas. International placements are available with industry partners, including in the Asia Pacific.

With an unprecedented number of displaced people across the world seeking life-saving relief, there is a growing need for skilled and trained humanitarian and development aid workers. This degree will give you the knowledge and skills to provide support for those affected by man-made and natural disasters, poverty and social injustice.



Practical experience

Human Services major students will complete 400 hours of placements with community-based, humanitarian or development aid organisations in Australia or overseas.

Professional recognition

The Human Services major of this course is accredited by Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). To receive ACWA professional body recognition students need to complete all 8 units in the Human Services group of units in the course structure.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study in 2024 is AUD $27,096.00. This equates to $ $3,387.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study humanitarian emergency & disaster management at CDU?

There is growing demand for skilled humanitarian, emergency and disaster management professionals in today's world. Study at CDU to learn how to help those affected by natural disasters, man-made conflicts, social injustice and poverty.

  • Gain hands-on experience with intensives and placements in Australia and overseas
  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Learn from academics and experienced industry professionals 
Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management

Why study humanitarian, emergency and disaster management at CDU?

There is growing demand for skilled humanitarian and development aid professionals in today's world. Study humanitarian, emergency and disaster management at CDU to learn how to help those affected by natural disasters, man-made conflicts, social injustice and poverty.

  • Gain hands-on experience with intensives and placements
  • Learn from academics and industry professionals
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
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Why study humanitarian emergency & disaster management at CDU?

There is growing demand for skilled humanitarian, emergency and disaster management professionals in today's world. Study at CDU to learn how to help those affected by natural disasters, man-made conflicts, social injustice and poverty.

  • Gain hands-on experience with intensives and placements in Australia and overseas
  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Learn from academics and experienced industry professionals 
Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management

Why study humanitarian, emergency and disaster management at CDU?

There is growing demand for skilled humanitarian and development aid professionals in today's world. Study humanitarian, emergency and disaster management at CDU to learn how to help those affected by natural disasters, man-made conflicts, social injustice and poverty.

  • Gain hands-on experience with intensives and placements
  • Learn from academics and industry professionals
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)

What will I study?

The course is made up of 240 credit points of core and elective units. This includes introductory units in:

Course structure

  • social work
  • psychology and sociology
  • direct practice with individuals and groups
  • community work and development
  • project management
  • legal issues
  • social policy
  • remote and regional practice

 

If you choose to complete the ACWA accredited Human Services major you will be required to undertake two placements in your third year of study.

In order to participate in two compulsory placements in your second and third year, you'll need to satisfy the requirements of a criminal history check.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
 Core Units 
 (15 units)
 150cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 150 credit points as detailed below.

HAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and Development 
IAS101 Indigenous Australia 
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140 2022) 
SWK101 Introduction to Human Services 
HAD250 Humanitarian Needs Assessment 
HCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL)  
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities 
IAS222 Global Sociology 
MAN204 Project Management 
DEM300 Community-Based Risk Management 
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (unit title change 2023) 
SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities 
SWK312 Social Research Methods  
SWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote Practice  
IAS402 Intercultural Practice

Specialist Electives  
(7-9 units)
 70-90cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 70-90 credit points as detailed below. Students may focus on one area or choose a combination of units from any area. 

To receive Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) professional body recognition students need to include all 90 credit points as specified below in the selection.

HUMAN SERVICES (ACWA accredited major) 
Complete all 90 credit points of: 
IAS133 Introduction to International Relations 
SWK102 Communication Skills 
SWK201 Human Service Organisations 
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work 
SWK313 Engaging with Individuals and Families in Partnership 
SWK316 Building Safe Communities 
HCS351 Professional Practice Placement (20 cp) 
HCS365 From Theory to Practice - Aid and Development 

INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT 
CRA101 The Creative North (replaces IAS102 from 2024) 
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (no longer offered 2023) 
YOL161 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 (new from 2023) 
IAS202 Northern Futures 
IAS242 Indigenous Governance and Leadership (not offered in 2024) 
IAS351 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration (not offered in 2024) 
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work (added 2022) 
IAS353 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment

SKILLS FOR HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE  
CHN161 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 1 (new from 2023) 
HEL161 Greek Language 1 (new from 2023) 
INI161 Indonesian Language 1 (new from 2023) 
IAS122 Ethics and Happiness 
IAS133 Introduction to International Relations 
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing 
ENV208 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking 
LWA221 Human Rights Law (no longer offered 2021)  
DEM312 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management 

DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE  
LAL100 Language, Literacy and Sustainability (replaces CUC100 from 2024) 
MAN105 Introduction to Management 
QAB105  Business Research Methods 
MAN203 Comparative Management Systems (replaces MAN212 from 2022) 
SWK316 Building Safe Communities (added 2022) 
IAS336 Major Issues in Contemporary Indonesia (not offered 2024) 
IAS404 In-Country Placement

Electives

(0-2 units)

0-20cp

Students may take up to 20 credit points of elective units which are are selected from undergraduate units offered by CDU, including units offered within the Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development program.

When selecting electives, choose units at a suitable level. The first number in each unit code indicates the year level at which the subject is taught. 

Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, therefore units coded as IAS1xx, IAS2xx and IAS3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.

Note: Students must not exceed 100 credit points at 100 level. 
Note: Students who have selected the Human Services major cannot undertake general elective units.

  240cp Total Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure) (240cp)

  • A maximum of 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units.
  • A minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above.
  • See the Higher Education Course Rules (Award Requirements) in the Units and Courses Policy.

If course commenced prior to 2023: 
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

COURSE CHANGES 2024

  • CRA101 The Creative North replaces IAS102. Students who have completed IAS102 prior to 2024 should not complete CRA101.

COURSE CHANGES 2023

  • DEM311: Title change from "Emergency and Disaster Management in Context" to "Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context"
  • CHN161, HEL161, INI161, YOL161 Language units added as specialist elective choices.

COURSE CHANGES 2022

  • Human Services (ACWA accredited major) added.
  • IAS133 removed from Development in Practice selection and added to Skills for Humanitarian Practice.
  • PSY140 has been replaced by PSY150. Students that have completed PSY140 prior to 2022 should not complete PSY150.
  • CUC100 added to Development in Practice
  • HCS351 and HCS365 moved from core to Human Services major
  • Structure changed from 17 core and 6 specialist electives to 15 core, 7-9 specialist electives, and 2 electives

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
  • HCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice must be undertaken in INT-4.
  • Some units may be available in Summer Semester

 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective


Recommended Study Plan for HUMAN SERVICES major (ACWA accredited)

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCOIAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)COIAS222 Global SociologyCO
IAS133 Introduction to International RelationsSESWK102 Communication SkillsSE
Year 2
MAN204 Project ManagementCOHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCOHCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (INT-4)CO
SWK201 Human Service OrganisationsSEIAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community WorkSE
SWK313 Engaging With Individuals and Families in PartnershipSESWK316 Building Safe CommunitiesSE
Year 3
IAS402 Intercultural PracticeCOHCS351 Professional Practice Placement (20 credit points)SE
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)COHCS365 From Theory to Practice - Aid and Development SE
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOSWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote Practice CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO  

Recommended Study Plan for INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT, SKILLS FOR HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE or DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE pathways

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCOIAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)COSpecialist Elective 2SE
Specialist Elective 1SESpecialist Elective 3SE
Year 2
MAN204 Project ManagementCOIAS222 Global SociologyCO
HCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (INT-4)COHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOSpecialist Elective 5SE
Specialist Elective 4SESpecialist Elective 6SE
Year 3
IAS402 Intercultural PracticeCOSWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote PracticeCO
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)COSpecialist Elective 7SE
SWK312 Social Research Methods COSpecialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCOSpecialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
  • HCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice must be undertaken in INT-4.
  • Some units may be available in Summer Semester

 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective


Recommended Study Plan for HUMAN SERVICES major (ACWA accredited)

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
  HAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO
  IAS222 Global SociologyCO
  SWK102 Communication SkillsSE
Year 2
IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCOHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (INT-4)CO
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)COSWK313 Engaging With Individuals and Families in PartnershipSE
IAS133 Introduction to International RelationsSEIAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community WorkSE
Year 3
MAN204 Project ManagementCOHCS351 Professional Practice Placement (20 credit points)SE
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOHCS365 From Theory to Practice - Aid and Development SE
SWK201 Human Service OrganisationsSESWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote Practice CO
SWK316 Building Safe CommunitiesSE  
Year 4
IAS402 Intercultural PracticeCO  
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCO  
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)CO  
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO  

Recommended Study Plan for INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT, SKILLS FOR HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE or DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE pathways

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
  HAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO
  Specialist Elective 1SE
  Specialist Elective 2SE
Year 2
IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCOIAS222 Global SociologyCO
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)COSpecialist Elective 4SE
Specialist Elective 3SESpecialist Elective 5SE
Year 3
MAN204 Project ManagementCOSWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote PracticeCO
HCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (SP2)COIAS402 Intercultural PracticeCO
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOSpecialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective 6SESpecialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCO  
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)CO  
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO  
Specialist Elective 7SE  


Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Summer Semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective


Recommended Study Plan for HUMAN SERVICES major (ACWA accredited)

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
Year 1
    IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCO
    IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
    PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)CO
    SWK102 Communication SkillsSE
Year 2
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO  
IAS133 Introduction to International RelationsSEIAS222 Global SociologyCO  
MAN204 Project ManagementCOHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO  
SWK201 Human Services OrganisationsSEHCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (INT-4 only)CO  
Year 3
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCOSWK316 Building Safe CommunitiesSE  
SWK313 Engaging with Individuals and Families in PartnershipSEIAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community WorkSE  
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)COSWK318 Skills for Regional and Remote PracticeCO  
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOIAS402 Intercultural PracticeCO  
Year 4
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO    
HCS351 Professional Practice Placement (20cp)SE    
HCS365 From Theory to Practice - Aid and DevelopmentSE    
      

Recommended Study Plan for INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT, SKILLS FOR HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE or DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE pathways

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
Year 1
    IAS101 Indigenous AustraliaCO
    IAS201 Cultural CapabilitiesCO
    PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)CO
    Specialist Elective 1SE
Year 2
SWK101 Introduction to Human ServicesCOHAD100 Introduction to Disasters, Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentCO  
MAN204 Project ManagementCOIAS222 Global SociologyCO  
Specialist Elective 2SEHAD250 Humanitarian Needs AssessmentCO  
Specialist Elective 3SEHCS261 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Practice (WIL) (INT-4 only)CO  
Year 3
DEM300 Community-Based Risk ManagementCOSWK318
/a> Skills for Regional and Remote Practice
CO  
DEM311 Hazard Analysis, Disaster and Risk Governance in Context (title change 2023)COIAS402 Intercultural PracticeCO  
SWK301 Working with and Developing CommunitiesCOSpecialist Elective 5SE  
Specialist Elective 4SESpecialist Elective 6SE  
Year 4
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO    
Specialist Elective 7SE    
Specialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E    
Specialist Elective or ElectiveSE/E    

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    • Navy: Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading Seaman
    • Air Force: Aircraftmen/Aircraftwoman, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal
    • Army: Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal
  • Current School Leaver Pathways:
    • Best of 3 Year 12 subject grades
    • School recommendation program

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

International entry pathway

International applicants who have completed the CDU Foundation Studies Program and achieved a minimum mark of 65% in the Foundation English units A and B are eligible to apply.

Essential requirements

For students undertaking placements, you will require a National Police Clearance from the Australian Federal Police and a Working with Children Card (OCHRE Card or equivalent) in time to start your placements.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education from an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

CDU English for Academic Purposes 3 (ZEAP30)Successful completion of EAP003 English for Academic Purposes 3
IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2023

ATAR based offers onlyATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer<5<5
Median rank to receive an offer<5<5
Highest rank to receive an offer<5<5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

During my degree I completed a student placement with the National Society of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Timor-Leste, which allowed me the opportunity to experience first hand the reality of international community development.

Stephanie Von Kanel

CDU student

Stephanie Von Kanel Alumni

No other university in Australia would provide you with the unique skill set and professional growth that CDU offers.

Hasan

CDU student

Hasan

During my degree I completed a student placement with the National Society of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Timor-Leste, which allowed me the opportunity to experience first hand the reality of international community development.

Stephanie Von Kanel

CDU student

Stephanie Von Kanel Alumni

No other university in Australia would provide you with the unique skill set and professional growth that CDU offers.

Hasan

CDU student

Hasan

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2023.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2023)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
9 .0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study 7 .0
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students 41 .0
All students 57 .0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development
Faculty/College
Faculty of Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management, Community Services and Social Work, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104631
Online (CSP)
104631
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101028

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