Developed in consultation with NGOs, this course gives you the skills and experience you need to shape the future of humanitarian and development aid work.
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Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.
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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 16-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, you don’t need an ATAR; all you need are ambition 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. Our Extended Diplomas also cover extra introductory units that will prepare you for success in your tertiary studies and beyond.
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 courses. Your success starts here.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International students should see one of the following courses:
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected.
For further information, consult: Student Contribution Bands
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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This program may open the door to a career as a:
- International Aid Worker
- Criminal Justice Agent
- Border Protection 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.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.