Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates political theories, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work, development studies and legal frameworks to build a broad and critical understanding of human rights.
If you do not have a relevant degree, this course is an entry pathway to the Master of Human Rights. The graduate certificate is for human rights workers, those who hope to work in the human rights field, professionals who wish to apply human rights principles to their practice, development workers, non-government organisation workers, activists, teachers, mediation and conflict workers, and community workers.
The course involves the study of human rights theory and philosophy across different cultural, religious, philosophical and political traditions, and how these ideas can be translated into practice in the contemporary world. This course is for those working either in Australia or internationally.
Australian & NZ Students
An approved bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution or relevant work experience. Candidates applying on the basis of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
OPTIONAL UNITS (NO YEAR LEVEL SPECIFIED)
Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
Community Education and Consciousness Raising
Human Rights and Development
Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions
Human Rights Instruments and Institutions
Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change
Our graduates work in jobs that aim to realise and protect human rights or to raise community awareness about human rights issues, in professions such as education, health, law, social work, development work, in both the public and private sector. Others work for human rights in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace and a sustainable future.
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