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If you’re hoping to make a lasting difference to international politics and create impactful solutions to security problems, this course is for you.

You will be immersed in the complex issues that surround security, international trade and global diplomacy. Topics include Australia’s foreign policy and partnerships, the role of the United Nations, and the evolution of global politics and human rights. You’ll learn about the international framework for human rights and unpack issues such as international law versus the state, refugee rights, drones, torture in security and humanitarian intervention.

With this knowledge, you’ll be set up for a rewarding career and the lifelong opportunity to contribute to changes in international politics.


3 years full time

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov

Career Opportunities

  • Not-For-Profit Program Coordinator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Community Development Officer
  • Defence Career Progression

Community Development Officer roles are predicted to increase by 14.6% (SEEK, 2022)



Multiple entry points are available for this course:

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification
  • Significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent
  • Diploma entry pathways
The estimated annual fee for this course is $16,323*. You may be eligible for HECS-HELP. This course is available for domestic and offshore international students.