International Development, Postgraduate Diploma | University of Canberra | Canberra, Australia
12 months
25000 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
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If you see yourself enriching the lives of people around the globe, then the interdisciplinary Graduate Diploma in International Development from University of Canberra will give you an insightful understanding of the ways in which theories of development connect with development politics and practices.  

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You will study a range of compelling topics, including gender issues, poverty, conflict, HIV and agro-forestry, and will undertake your own individual development project. Your core skills will be strengthened for a career in the public development sector or in multinational organisations across Australia and abroad.

Study a Graduate Diploma in International Development at University of Canberra and you will: 

  • develop the skills to critically engage with contemporary theories and practices in development studies
  • understand changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes
  • gain the skills to reflect on your own practice and articulate an ethical approach to international development that considers cultural, social and environmental elements.

Career opportunities

  • International consultant
  • Program director
  • International aid worker
  • Campaign director
  • International project manager
  • Head of fundraising
  • International development worker
  • Community development educator
  • Gender adviser
  • M&E (monitoring and evaluation) manager
  • Program specialist
  • Program analyst
  • Program coordinator
  • Social impact assessment consultant
  • Project manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rural Development and Agro-forestry 
  • Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction  
  • Gender and Development 
  • History and Politics of the Theories of Development 
  • Micro-credit and Risk Management in Development 
  • Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project 
  • Planning and Designing International Development Projects 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Postgraduate: applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
CRICOS Code: 087836C  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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