Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies (BHCS)
The Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, groups, and communities in areas of reduced or limited infrastructure. In particular, students will gain practical skills to work effectively and safely with communities in situations where resources are limited due to geographic location (remoteness), social circumstances, emergency situations or regional disaster.
Themes running through the course include multi-disciplinary practice, challenging cross-cultural constructs and working in remote locations. Students will exit the three-year program with both a foundation in human services work providing eligibility to join the Australian Community Workers Association and practical skills based on the entry/application requirements of Humanitarian Aid agencies for work as a generic humanitarian logistician.
This course will provide students with the necessary skills to prepare them to work effectively in remote communities in Australia, disaster-affected areas nationally and internationally and in logistically supporting Humanitarian Aid agencies.
Criminal History check: Students must obtain a working with children clearance notice (Ochre Card) and have cleared a Police Check before they can undertake field placements. Students whose Police Checks are not cleared will not be able to undertake field placements and will not, therefore, be able to complete the requirements of the course.
Students are required to have a valid driver's license due to four-wheel drive training requirements.
The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission to Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students.
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Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
Graduates will have the skills to work as Community and Welfare Workers in a variety of environments either with government or private agencies, with Humanitarian AID agencies nationally and internationally, as a humanitarian logistician.