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This online Contemporary Security Challenges unit from OUA and Macquarie University is particularly concerned with complex challenges such as critical national infrastructure, non-traditional issues and the security-development nexus.
Students will have the skills to classify security issues such as risks, threats or vulnerabilities using key national security concepts, and also differentiate between traditional and emergent threats.
You will also be able to identify key stakeholders and actors in the field of security studies, such as states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, non-state actors, commercial entities, media outlets and individuals.
It concludes by exploring emerging security challenges, such as cyber security hacktivism and the proliferation of drones and domestic surveillance technologies.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this Contemporary Security Challenges unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
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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Studying this unit, as part of a Bachelor of Security, equips graduates with a thorough understanding of 21st Century security challenges in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and around the world, including individuals' basic needs, the protection of organisations and sensitive information, national security and international issues.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.