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Graduate Diploma in International Health and Development

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

Tabor seeks to make a positive impact in the world, through our extensive curricular offerings and our values.  Tabor’s Graduate Diploma in International Health and Development is imbued with the Christian values that have forged our college’s reputation over many years.

This qualification has been specifically designed as an introduction to the practice of health and development in global contexts.  Most subjects are offered online, with the course content for two core subjects, Public Health and Clinical Care, delivered during a two-week summer intensive. The intensive is a powerful time of community learning involving health professionals from around Australia and the world.

The Graduate Diploma offers relevant training and experience to health and development professionals who desire to be equipped for culturally intelligent health care in less developed and under-resourced environments, in Australia and overseas.

The Graduate Diploma is a fully-accredited qualification when taken for credit.  Individual subjects may also be audited (no assessment and reduced fees).

Professional Outcomes

Graduates may find employment with local and international NGO’s (faith and non-faith based), international health and development organisations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, UNDP) and government agencies involved with health and development (e.g. AusAID).  The Graduate Diploma also provides an ideal basis for further post graduate study in international health and / or development, which, coupled with appropriate experience, may allow graduates to pursue leadership roles with NGOs or provide independent (self-employed) consultancy services in international health and development.

Course Structure

8 Subjects total
7 Core
1 Elective subjects


International Health and Development- Foundations
International Health and Development – Public Health
International Health and Development – Clinical Care
Intro to Health and Development NGOs
Supervised International Health and Development Practicum
Poverty and Community Development
Intercultural Life and Work


Select 1 subjects from the Electives listed below:

Facilitating Adult Learning
World Religions
Language Culture and Society

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree in the field of health care and/or health sciences.

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus and partially online.
Offered partially online

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – January
Semester 2 – August

Additional Information

Exit Points

Graduate Certificate in International Health and Development after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: TM814H
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

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