Human Rights Project Preparation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Human Rights Project Preparation is a double unit that allows you to take either a theory or practice-based approach to human rights research, depending on your preference. This unit will give you the opportunity to develop and communicate a fully-formed human rights project plan that follows an area of interest or specialisation of your choosing.

If you choose a theoretical approach, you will be asked to deliver an academic dissertation on a subject relevant to human rights, with the assistance of a supervisor. You will receive guidance and feedback throughout your project, with the expectation that your final pieces will involve an informed critical appraisal of your chosen topic, referring to a range of literature and theoretical thinking.

For practice-based projects you will be expected to secure an internship at a human rights organisation, where you will develop your skills and knowledge base in the field. On completion of your internship you will be expected to deliver a written report in which you reflect on the experience from a critical perspective.

Eligibility

It is recommended that you have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge, prior to enrolling:

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
  • Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions
  • Community Education and Consciousness Raising
  • Human Rights Instruments and Institutions
  • Human Rights and Development
  • Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change

You must also have been accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Human Rights, Curtin University

Areas of study

In this Human Rights Project Preparation unit, a guide to the topics you will study will be provided in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • 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?

Human Rights Project Preparation offers you a firm foundation in an area of human rights law or policy of your choosing, giving you an opportunity to explore a topic that is of direct interest to you and your future career. You will have a chance to build knowledge and skills, taking in a wide range of disciplinary fields and theoretical concepts, with a choice to focus on practical experience or research-based knowledge and apply your skills to real-world situations.

With human rights ever present on the agenda of a variety of political, charitable, legal and journalistic organisations, this course offers a solid foundation for a wide range of employment opportunities, including management, advocacy and consultancy work. Many major corporations also recognise the value of human rights professionals in steering and advising the actions of their own organisations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Rights Project Preparation 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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