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This online Overseas Aid and International Development unit is designed to teach students about the global importance of international aid, and provides students with the historical background and practical skills needed to work in the international development sector.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Murdoch University, the unit challenges students to reflect upon the social and economic importance of international aid and consider the barriers and opportunities presented in this field of work.
Students learn about the different types of aid, aid trends that have defined the world since the end of World War II, and what overseas aid looks like in today’s contemporary society.
The unit also covers multilateral and bilateral aid, and addresses contemporary issues such as gender and development, climate change in developing nations and responding to natural disasters and civil war.
Upon completion of the unit, students will have a substantial body of knowledge to draw upon when considering overseas and international aid.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit as it is considered an academic equivalent:
You must also have completed 18 credit points at level 1 before enrolling into this course unit.
In this international studies unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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Students walk away from this unit with an in-depth understanding of how aid and international development works. With this knowledge and a greater understanding of the various approaches to aid, students will have the ability to analyse, evaluate and assess various aid programs.
This skill is useful to government policymakers and key decision makers, as well as professionals who work in the sector of overseas aid and international development.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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This online Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) course by Murdoch University will teach you about international community development and social policy.