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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies develops your skills to understand, critically analyze and apply concepts of community development and international humanitarian assistance. This course focuses specifically on working with indigenous and non-indigenous communities in urban and resource-poor environments. The course is delivered by academics and experienced practitioners. Interdisciplinary course units provide you with knowledge in:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Ethics
  • Human service delivery
  • Cultural studies
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Community engagement
  • Project management
  • International humanitarian practice

During the studies of this course, students will also complete two practice placements in their second and third year where they will acquire hands-on skills and knowledge in the fields of humanitarian practice and community development.


The course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership upon course completion.


Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in government agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and agencies engaged in community development or humanitarian assistance.

The program provides you with an excellent basis to further your knowledge in allied fields including but not limited to public policy, humanitarian practice and development, as well as emergency and disaster management

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,120.00 (US$ 17,646) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 November 2020


Charles Darwin University

Casuarina Campus,

Ellengowan Drive,


Northern Territory,

0810, DARWIN, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic Module- A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: A minimum overall grade of B2; Navitas Academic English: A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.


  • IELTS (Academic): Overall Score 6.0 (6.0 per module)
  • PTE (Academic): Overall Score 50 (50 in each skill)
  • TOEFL (iBT): Total score of 60 (21 in writing)

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About this uni

CDU ranked 1st for graduate salary and 2nd for graduate employment in Australia (Good Universities Guide 2019/2020).

  • Among global group of rising stars (Times Higher Education)
  • 28th in the Times Higher Education Millennials Ranking
  • 91st in the Asia-Pacific University Ranking
  • Study options across 6 locations in Australia