Graduate Diploma of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Law & Business, Fremantle & Sydney Campuses

The Graduate Diploma of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking builds on the foundation established in the Graduate Certificate. The Graduate Diploma analyses modern slavery and human trafficking from a social justice perspective as well as from a legal and a business perspective. It’s important to know what national and international laws and conventions say about modern slavery, but it’s also important to recognise the moral and ethical issues too.

  • About this program

    The Graduate Diploma provides analysis of the concepts of modern slavery and human trafficking, including key facets such as Australian and International legislative responses, the risks to business and supply chains, and the efforts made by global and local organisations to combat the phenomena. The program contextualises modern slavery and human trafficking globally, and examines decision-making processes from an ethical perspective.

    As well as required courses in Law, Business and Philosophy, the program includes elective courses that allow you to select topics that connect with your professional and personal goals.

    The flexibility built into the program means contemporary and up-to-date issues can be addressed through Special Topic courses and case study analysis. There may also be opportunities for work integrated learning through fieldwork. Contributions from local and international people with expertise and first-hand experience in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking may also be available.

    The opportunity to study cognate courses offered by the university in areas such as Law, Business, Ethics and Social Justice is also available to you.

    By completing this Graduate Diploma you’ll enhance your ability to analyse, interpret, draw conclusions, problem-solve and communicate. These are the skills of the 21st century workplace. You can also go on to complete the Master of Arts (Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking).

  • Program outline

    The Graduate Diploma has three required courses BUSN5006 Ethical Production of Goods and Services, LAWS5000 Law and Modern Slavery and PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life. You can then select five courses depending on your professional or personal interests.

    Students complete these three (3) required courses (75 credits):

    Students complete two (2) of the following courses (50/75 credits):

    • ARTS5000 Modern Slavery and Global Politics
    • ARTS5XXX Policing Human Trafficking
    • BUSN5750 Organisations: Power, Leadership and Transformation

    Students complete any of the following to make 200 units of credit (50/75 credits):

    • ARTS5000 Modern Slavery and Global Politics
    • ARTS5XXX Policing Human Trafficking
    • BUSN5750 Organisations: Power, Leadership and Transformation
    • ARTS6XXX Special Topics in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
    • ARTS6XXX Fieldwork in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
    • ARTS6XXX Case-study: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
    • Any postgrad elective from related programs i.e. Law, Business, Arts

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Mode of study and assessment

    The required courses of the Graduate Diploma are delivered online to reach as many students as possible. There may be synchronous sessions that allow you to engage with the lecturer and other students, plus pre-recorded videos and readings and other learning materials. Our experienced academics will guide you on your learning journey and engage expert guest speakers and presenters where appropriate.

    Some of the elective courses are also available online and other elective courses are offered in a blended mode which means some learning opportunities are delivered online and others are face to face. There may also be the opportunity for some elective courses to be offered entirely face to face. You can select the elective courses with the delivery mode that suits your study needs and circumstances.

    Courses may be organised over a 13 week period or a shorter, more compact time frame. You can study fulltime and part time, whichever works best for you.

    Assessments for each course will encourage you to deepen your learning by fully engaging with materials and conducting your own investigations.

  • Entry requirements

    University Admission Requirements

    To be eligible for admission to The University of Notre Dame Australia, all applicants must meet the University’s minimum requirements for admission. The requirements for admission are detailed in the University’s Policy: Admissions

    Specific Program Requirements for Admission

    To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking applicants must also meet the following specific requirements:

    Students must have as a minimum qualification, a recognised Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 qualification) or equivalent in any discipline area.

    Applicants without a Bachelor level qualification may be eligible to enter the Program if they have at least two years’ experience in a related field. This would be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Possession of a Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8 qualification) in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking or a cognate discipline.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.

  • More information

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    Fremantle (08) 9433 0533 or Sydney (02) 82044404

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