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If you are commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package due to COVID-19, please refer to the advice in the Additional Information section below.

The requirements of this program are for students commencing their studies from 2017 onwards. Continuing students can view their original program requirements in previous editions of the handbook.

Infectious diseases, both emerging and re-emerging, are growing at a rapid pace in developing countries. Population growth, urbanisation, increased travel and migration (internal and external), and changing ecosystems are just some of the factors contributing to changes in disease epidemiology. There is an urgent need to develop the capacity of the health workforce in their knowledge of the theory and principles of control of infectious diseases in this evolving scenario.

The Graduate Certificate in Infectious Disease Intelligence aims to impart skills in effective management or control of infectious diseases. Students can study online or combine this with intensive workshops offered in Term 1, 2 or 3. Student chooses from a range of specialty courses in infectious diseases including HIV control, immunisation practice, and Infectious Disease Challenges: Epidemiology and Control. The program articulates with the Master in Infectious Diseases Intelligence and Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases Intelligence.

This program is aimed at health professionals who seek to increase their capacity around the management of infectious disease control strategies and those who wish to change to a career in infectious disease epidemiology. This program offers an entirely web-based study program enabling participants to effectively integrate their learning into their daily professional life without the costly disruption that face-to-face coursework entails. Individual courses within the Program have been developed so as to provide a practice-based and authentic approach to this field of study.

PLuS Alliance

The Infectious Diseases Intelligence programs are part of the PLuS Alliance, a new international university partnership between UNSW, Arizona State University and King's College London.

Students enrolled in this degree will be able to complete specific electives online from Arizona State University. Further information can be found on the SPHCM PLus Alliance website.



Study Level


Typical duration

0.7 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Infectious Diseases Intelligence - GradCertIDI



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Program Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Compulsory courses - 12UOC
2. Infectious Diseases elective courses - 6 UOC
3. Prescribed elective courses - 6 UOC

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Additional Information

Domestic students commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package can enrol in a maximum of 4 courses (24 units of credit) across Term 2 and Term 3 2020 at the discounted fee rates.

Further information about the COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package is at

Students should do the following courses available online:

Term 2 Core: PHCM9788 Outbreak Investigation and Intelligence Term 2

Term 3 Core: PHCM9789 Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence Term 3

Students should choose out of the following courses available online:

One course out of: PHCM9622 The Global HIV Epidemic: Social Aspects and Impacts (Term 2), PHCM9784 Tropical Disease Control (Term 2), PHCM9050 Immunisation Policy and Practice (Term 3), PHCM9787 Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting (Term 3)

One course out of: PHCM9701 Health Leadership & Workforce Management (Term 2), PHCM9785 Predictive Modelling in Public Health (Term 2), PHCM9440 Economic Evaluation in Health Care (Term 3), PHCM9781 Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (Term 3)

Further Information

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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