Applications open now for the Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice and core unit SOCS5911 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places
Planning to work or conduct fieldwork research in risky or remote locations? Understand and be prepared for the possible safety and security risks imposed on researchers and research participants with the University of Western Australia’s unique Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice and core unit SOCS5911 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places.
SOCS5911 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places will prepare you to undertake fieldwork research with vulnerable research participants for extended periods overseas in less secure and/or complex and hostile environments. The course combines lecture style teaching on key issues including risk assessment and planning, personal security awareness, and disaster response and research ethics, with a practical field training component conducted in the Perth hills. Practical training opportunities include the use of Virtual Reality technology, mock hostage, medical and disaster scenarios.
Employing United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) SSAFE accredited trainers as well as UWA academics and other professional security consultants to support the delivery of the core unit, Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile places is offered in two parts, comprising of four days of classroom-based lectures and three days in a scenario/simulation learning environment.
On completion of the intensive 7-day component of the Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places unit as well as UNDSS online training modules, students will gain access to UNDSS accredited training certificates to meet the criteria for working on future field deployments and operations under the UN umbrella.
The Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice and core unit SOCS5911 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places offers a flexible course structure to suit your particular study or work commitments.
The 24 point Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice can be taken full-time over the first or second half of the year or part time over one year. The core unit runs intensively during the Winter break. Students who enrol in the 12 credit point core unit whilst completing an existing UWA Master’s degree may receive the Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice on completion of their degree.
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