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Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    20 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

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.


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 people
  • Australian youth culture
  • Projects in community development
  • Community and social policy
  • People and globalisation
  • Energy 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
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.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) from Murdoch University.

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.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Community Worker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Community Centre Manager
  • Public Servant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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