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Top humanitarian and emergency management courses

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    Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development

    Your path to a career in humanitarian and development aid. This unique course offers both online study and hands-on learning through practical placements with aid organisations in Australia or abroad.

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    Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

    A postgraduate online course that equips you with the knowledge to manage all phases of the disaster management cycle. You'll focus on Southeast Asia, a region that is most prone to and affected by disaster. 

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  • St Johns NT paramedic at work

    Bachelor of Paramedicine

    Qualify to work as a paramedic anywhere in Australia. Combine the best of online and face-to-face learning, thanks to guaranteed placements with St John NT.

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Undergraduate
Course Name
Duration
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2022

3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples Centre)
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
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