The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you an understanding of human rights principles.
Studying this graduate certificate, you will study the theory and philosophy behind human rights and how they are applied across different cultural, religious and political traditions. You will learn how to put your education into practice in the contemporary world.
To be eligible for this course you must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent, or relevant work experience.
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. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.
Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
Areas of study
During this graduate certificate program, the subjects you will study include:
Human rights theory and philosophy
Community education and consciousness raising
Human rights and development
Human rights issues
Human rights history across cultures and religions
Human rights instruments and institutions
Human rights activism, advocacy and change
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This graduate certificate program will open up a multitude of opportunities to work in both Australia and internationally dealing with human rights issues. You will have the education and training to work in a range of industries, including education, health, law and social work.
This course is an ideal pathway into the Master of Human Rights program, for those who do not have a relevant degree to gain entry.
How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from Griffith 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.
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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.
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.