Being armed with the knowledge and idea on importance of humanitarian studies is always a favorable part of Australian labor market. This area of study helps student to understand and apply the concept of academic and practical orientation towards the current scenario of humanitarian field, social work, development aid or emergency management. As cited from Charles Darwin University of Australia, this undergraduate study program provides students with essential knowledge, delivered by academics and practitioners, enabling students to develop the required skills to successfully address the needs of urban and rural communities with a focus on indigenous community work in Australia, especially the Northern Territory.
- Humanitarian and Community Studies,
- Humanitarian Aid and Development
- Both falls under the classification of Society and Culture (broader field), Human Welfare Studies and Services (narrow field).
A bachelor program of this field would require the completion of Year 12 study or equivalent to it. For international student there is a requirement of proficient English, valid criminal history check and Working with Children Clearance for some universities as well just to ensure the students are prepared for the mandatory placement that would enable them to graduate. In general, this is a 3-year full-time course. As student emerges towards the end of this course, student builds expertise in the fields of indigenous knowledge, community development, community resilience, disaster risk reduction, project management and logistics. Depending on universities, colleges, and previous recognition of this unit, it could be completed from 3 to 4 years in a full-time basis or even less time.
A graduate of this program builds a foundation in a community service program, areas of human services, communication, and logistics job relevant to Australian regional and remote communities. Students could get their exposure in the governmental, non-governmental, various charity organisation, and other areas where community works are carried out. Not only this, successful completion of this degree makes it eligible to join the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
Prospect for International Student – Visa and Migration
International Student upon successful completion of this study after remaining in Visa subclass 500 makes them eligible for post study work visa for one time only as other fields. The permanent residency pathway will also be open upon meeting the minimum requirements of the state for visa subclass 190 and 491. Student upon reaching the minimum criteria for visa application subclass 189 via skill select can open the pathway to permanent residency quiet conveniently as compared to other areas of study. Students will have to go through the skill assessment of their course and work experience to qualify for the Australian Skilled Migration. To find out more on this please contact us.