A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD023
CRICOS code: 028944K


This course allows professionals from a range of backgrounds to gain formal qualifications in an area that directly or indirectly impacts upon their work or research. Students need no previous knowledge or academic training in gender studies, simply an interest in better understanding the key issues of gender and development, whether they be global or specific to a region.

This is a structured, multidisciplinary program combining conventional women's studies with politics, sociology and broader issues of development and the rights of people in society. It introduces students to the theoretical and empirical analysis of a wide range of issues and focuses on the development of flexible skills suited to a variety of situations and contexts.

The course opens up a range of opportunities in the areas of development studies, international relations and politics and also can be used as a pathway to further studies such as the Master of Arts (Women's Studies) or the Master of Arts (Development Studies).

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants normally must hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,697

2017: $27,300
2018: $28,100


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

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