Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 20 units
Start date: Enquire for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Murdoch University

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About this course

Studying this Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) program through Open Universities Australia will give you a thorough education in international community development and social policy.

You will receive training in important areas of community aid and sustainability to enable you to make a significant difference in the world through government or non-government organisations.

Upon completion of this international aid course, you will have skills and knowledge in community development, Asian society and culture, ecology, energy in society and approaches to sustainable development.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) program, you may study:

  • Food for thought
  • Knowing nature
  • Australia in Asia
  • Wellbeing
  • Introduction to community development
  • Asia-pacific in the global system
  • ideas in action
  • Introduction to sustainable development
  • Approaches to sustainable development
  • Overseas aid and international development
  • Global & regional sustainability
  • International political ecnomy
  • Sex and gender matters
  • Society, culture and ecology in Asia
  • Creative ways to work with community
  • Social research methods
  • International security studies
  • Disasters and risk management (2014)
  • Society, culture and ecology in Asia
  • Social research methods
  • Community work across sites, settings and peopls
  • Australian youth culture
  • Projects in community development
  • Community and social policy
  • People and globalisation
  • Engery in society
  • Greenhouse accounting and life cycle assessment
  • Greenhouse science and policy
  • Renewable energy and sustainable development
  • Energy economics
  • Energy systems
  • Energy policy
  • Innovation management

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks.

Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

A Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) qualification will give you extensive knowledge and training in community and international aid and development. You will be equipped with the skills to problem-solve a range of community challenges both here and abroad.

How else will I benefit from this degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) from Murdoch University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

This course is eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which includes HECS-HELP government financial assistance.

Alternatively, you may submit a general application, which allows you to select from a number of payment methods, including upfront payment, or deferring the cost of your studies with FEE-HELP.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

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