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The postgraduate International Health program focuses on current knowledge and practice in international health. The Centre for International Health at Curtin University offers the postgraduate qualifications in International Health as part of its tiered, interrelated and flexible distance education program. All units are based on current knowledge and practice in international health and relate to the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills for the planning, management and delivery of appropriate health programs in an international context.
Students will achieve the following outcomes from the Graduate Diploma:
- develop a knowledge base of contemporary issues in international health
- capacity and opportunity to reflect on current and future international health practices
- enhanced understanding of appropriate program design and approaches to common public health issues of importance in the developing world
- enhance employability in the sphere of international health.
All postgraduate degrees at the International Health programme at Curtin University are recognised by current employers of our graduates and prospective students e.g. Australian Red Cross, Medicins sans Frontieres. Our degrees are listed in the Australian Aid Resource and Training Guide (AARTG) as an oppportunity for aid practitioner training in the humanitarian and development sphere.
Applicants require an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution. The course is open to students from multidisciplinary backgrounds with those with experience in health sciences (nursing, public health, psychology, health promotion etc), social sciences, anthropology, sociology or social work are encouraged to apply.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all courses are taught in English. If your education courses were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results.
Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in International Health students must complete 8 units or equivalent.
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/docs/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.
Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.
To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to email@example.com along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.
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Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
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- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
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Session 2 2016 Changes
Graduate Diploma in International Health and Graduate Certificate in International Health have undergone a major change.
Please refer to the links below for further information and transition arrangements.
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