Human Rights Issues 2

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This Human Rights 2 unit, provided by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, will cover one or more specific human rights issues over 14 weeks. The topics chosen for study change from year to year, however, the topics may be from the following list: disability rights; women’s rights; refugee rights; indigenous rights; and multi-national corporations.

For 2015, you will cover Indigenous rights and learn how to discuss and critically analyse human rights theories fluently, greatly developing your communication skills.

Furthermore, this unit will encourage you to use appropriate technology to identify and critically appraise relevant literature on human rights. In addition, you will have adequate knowledge to critically discuss political, policy and moral issues regarding the creation and development of a human rights framework.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
  • Master of Human Rights

Areas of study

In this Human Rights Issues 2 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Australian history and Indigenous rights
  • Colonisation and Indigenous rights
  • Postcolonial critiques of human rights
  • Indigenous understandings of human rights
  • Indigenous peoples and international human rights instruments and institutions
  • Women's rights
  • Rights to cultural identity
  • Indigenous rights and activism

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, Curtin University
  • Master of Human Rights, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Human Rights Issues 2 unit will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of human rights issues – issues that are relevant in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having a complete understanding of the major principles and framework of Indigenous rights, you will be adequately prepared to work in all areas of government, any international organisation or even in the third sector.

This unit will be a great asset if you wish to work with those who challenge the work of government or international organisations on human rights issues. In addition, this unit will also be a fantastic foundation for a career in academia. The skills acquired in this unit such as in-depth critical analysis, reasoning, and problem solving are also transferable to any career path and are highly desired by employers.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Rights Issues 2 from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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).

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