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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Graduate Diploma in International Development from Flinders University is a 36-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in International Development offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.


The Graduate Diploma in International Development from Flinders University is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers where knowledge is required on the theoretical and policy issues in international development. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of current development policy areas and the development theories underpinning them. Students will be able to pursue specialist knowledge in a variety of related disciplines including environmental studies, international relations, population studies, public health, public policy and management, and gender studies. Practicum topics are available which enable students to apply and reflect on their knowledge and skills.

The Graduate Diploma course provides a basis for continuing on to Masters level study within the graduate program, as well as providing a mid-career opportunity for practitioners to address major issues in development in greater depth and breadth.


International development is a significant industry that offers a diverse range of employment opportunities. These include non-government organisations specialising in development, government departments (eg. foreign affairs, trade, development assistance), multilateral development agencies, international development institutions, development consultancy and managing contractors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • International Development Practicum
  • International Development Practicum
  • Asian Regional Development
  • African Politics: Global Issues
  • Contemporary Issues in Gender and International Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option just for domestic students.

  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

CRICOS: 028948F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30996 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20928 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20929 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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