Population growth, urbanisation, increased travel and migration, and changing ecosystems are just some of the factors contributing to changes in infectious disease epidemiology. There is an urgent need to develop the capacity of the health workforces knowledge of the theory and principles of control of infectious diseases in this evolving scenario.The Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence develops your skills in effective prevention or control of infectious diseases. You get exposed to a range of courses including Infectious Disease Intelligence, Infectious Disease Challenges: Epidemiology and Control, Immunisation Policy and Practice, and Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence. This Graduate Diploma, offered entirely online, articulates with the Masters of Infectious Disease Intelligence, Master of Public Health in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology specialisation as well as the Master of International Health.

Program Code


UAC Code

910854 (CSP) 910855



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


*Not published - The number of students is less than five and is hidden to maintain privacy.

Why choose this degree?

With this program, you will update and improve your skills and knowledge of infectious diseases while the entirely online study program will enables you to effectively integrate learning into your daily professional life.

Who should choose this degree?

Health professionals seeking to increase their capacity around the management of infectious disease control strategies will benefit from this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Infection control

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below)

  • and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD)ORAn undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below)
  • *Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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