Graduate Diploma in International Health - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

This page is for past year, View 2017 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Number of units: 8 units to complete

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Please Note: This course is currently not accepting new applications.

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:

  1. develop a knowledge base of contemporary issues in international health
  2. capacity and opportunity to reflect on current and future international health practices
  3. enhanced understanding of appropriate program design and approaches to common public health issues of importance in the developing world
  4. 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.

Please Note: This course is currently not accepting new applications.

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

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in International Health students must complete 8 units or equivalent.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
International Health and Primary Health Care
INH110 Curtin Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries
INH120 Curtin Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Research and Evaluation in International Health
INH150 Curtin - Sess 2 -
Refugee and Migrant Health
INH160 Curtin Sess 1 - -
Ethics in International Health
INH170 Curtin Sess 1 - -
Indigenous and Global Health
INH190 Curtin - Sess 2 -
Health Research Professional Project Development
INH200 Curtin - Sess 2 -
International Nutrition
INH130 Curtin Sess 1 - -
Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives
INH140 Curtin - Sess 2 -
Evidence Informed Clinical Practice
INH210 Curtin Coming in 2017

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at

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 to 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

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You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

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

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001

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.

Transition_Arrangements_for_Graduate Diploma in_International_Health_Session_2_2016.pdf

Transition_Arrangements_for_Graduate_Certificate_in International_Health_Session_2_2016.pdf