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Developed in consultation with NGOs, this program gives you the skills and experience you need to thrive at uni, and shape the future of humanitarian and development aid work.
Build a better society
Build theoretical knowledge and practical experience in disaster management, humanitarian response and development assistance. Gain access to state-of-the art simulation facilities. Learn how to change the world, one problem at a time.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University.
To apply, all you need is a Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) of 45+ and the determination to work hard. Once you’re here, our mission is to make sure you have the supportive learning environment and flexibility you need to transform your life. That includes smaller class sizes with greater access to one-on-one teaching and support.
At The College, we’re dedicated to your success. We know that if you’re given a supportive learning environment with a dedicated team of educators, anything is possible. Our wide range of pathway options include University Foundation Studies, Extended Diplomas and Integrated Diploma/Bachelor programs. Your success starts here.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected.
For further information, consult: Student Contribution Bands
Delivery: On campus
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected.
For further information, consult: International Program Fees
Delivery: On Campus
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This program may open the door to careers as a:
- International Aid Worker
- Criminal Justice Agent
- Border Protection Professional
- Intelligence Officer
- Policy Developer
- Welfare and Community Professional
International Aid Worker
As an International Aid Worker, your calling will take you across the globe. This career includes working for NGOs, managing humanitarian crisises and providing diaster relief.
Community Development Worker
Community Development Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society, and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
Welfare Support Worker
Welfare Support Workers provide support, information, and advice to clients on social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies to support them.
Welfare, Recreation, and Community Arts Worker
Welfare, Recreation, and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups in working towards change in their social environment.
College Pathways in Social Sciences
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Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social Science
Diploma in Social Science (Policing)/Bachelor of Policing
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
** Lowest Selection Rank