Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion aims to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by preventing the onset of illness and injury or minimising harms associated with these conditions.
This means identifying community needs and strengths, developing a plan of action, putting it into practice, and evaluating it to identify the extent to which positive changes have occurred.
The course was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and is based on national and international best practice in indigenous health promotion.
The course is delivered in block mode allowing interstate students to fly in and out to attend workshops.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.

It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the course will have a nationally-recognised qualification in health promotion that will equip them for work in a wide range of community-controlled and mainstream settings.


Admission requirements

Admission to the diploma is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and a successful applicant for admission will:
(a) hold at least three years working experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, and experience in engaging communities in action to improve their health; and
(b) have completed prior learning that shows they can complete a course of study – the most obvious example is a degree or equivalent, but credit can be given for all forms of tertiary education, including relevant VET courses.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

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