Graduate Diploma in International Development
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.
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) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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:
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