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The Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies offered through Open Universities Australia will give you the qualification and training to forge a career in defence and international security. In this postgraduate program of study you will gain a broad understanding of complex issues in international security, such as intelligence and national security, information warfare, economic and resource security, and terrorism.
Applicants are required to have:
In this Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies, the subjects you will study include:
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
By completing the Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies you will gain the qualifications and skills needed to work in a variety of security and government roles. Graduates may find employment with the Defence Forces, intelligence agencies and law enforcement. Opportunities for employment also exist in the private security industry and the cyber security sector.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider 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).
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