Tertiary Education

University of the South Pacific Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights

The University of the South Pacific (USP) runs a Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights. The program is designed for people working or volunteering in roles with a community or social development focus. This means the Diploma will be ideal for:

  • staff of government departments that have a community role, for example, welfare, child protection, police or corrections, or a social development role such as youth affairs, women’s affairs, family welfare, social welfare, and so on;
  • staff of development agencies and regional organisations working in roles with a community development focus;
  • people working or volunteering in non-government organisations, faith-based organisations or community organisations that are devoted to supporting people in difficult circumstances and to building stronger communities; and
  • people living and working in remote or rural locations.

Through this program you can learn how to be an effective leader; about human rights and ethical behaviour; and skills such as research, financial management, and effective communication.

The Diploma is available to study full-time (18 months) or part-time (up to 6 years), on the Laucala Campus in Suva and by distance education for people in other locations (through the Alafua Campus for Samoan students). There are scholarships available, funded by AusAID.

For more information on USP’s Diploma, including admission qualifications, courses, and scholarship information, see the USP website.