La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in International Development


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
6 months full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 800

This program aims to encourage thoughtful practitioners, analysts and policymakers who understand the complexity of international development, and who can effectively analyse and respond to challenges. This understanding requires you to be familiar with the history of development thinking and practice, and have up-to-date knowledge of best practice. You'll have direct contact with senior and experienced development sector practitioners. You'll learn from high-quality, experienced practitioners, including those who have worked with Oxfam, the Australian Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or a cognate discipline with a 60% average. Where a 60% average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Career outcomes

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 800


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 080515K