Graduate Diploma of Health Research

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This program will equip students with competencies in health research design and advanced skills in interpreting health information, epidemiology, statistical methods and qualitative research methods. Students will be able to select specialist electives from the public health practice, Indigenous health and global health streams.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,032

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent. Registered nurses who are graduates of a hospital-based program are also eligible for entry.


Completion of 5 core and 3 specialist elective units selected from any of the three streams: public health practice, Indigenous health and global health. Unit are offered externally through the online management system although some units have on-campus intensives in addition to online learning components.

Subjects you can Study:

Health research

Study Pathways:

Following completion of the Graduate Diploma in Health Research students can articulate to a Master of Public Health or proceed, with approval, to Higher Degree Research training.

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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