Graduate Diploma of Public Health

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This program equips students with the tools to identify, understand, manage and respond to complex health and social issues in inter-cultural, local and global contexts. It offers advanced skills in interpreting health information, including epidemiology, statistical and qualitative research methods, designing and evaluating public health interventions, aimed at prevention, protection and promotion of health in the community.

Course Fee:

Australian: $22,119

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent; registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry


Students are required to complete 4 core units and 4 specialist electives. Specialist electives may be selected from ANY of the three streams: public health practice, Indigenous health and global health. For those students planning to articulate to a Master of Public Health and who wish to complete a research project, Health Policy is recommended as a specialist elective unit.

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

Study Pathways:

On completion, students can articulate the Graduate Diploma in Public Health to the Master of Public Health.

Further information:

This course is available through distance education with residential attendance requirements each semester.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 1 year
Casuarina No info Yes
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 2 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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