Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing


The Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing at NTI is a program offering graduate-level seminars in a range of areas such as Mind-Body Wellness, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Counselling, and Social Policy.


Course Details
CRICOS Course Code 082516D
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C
Head of Program (Health and Social Wellbeing) Dr Terry Froggatt
Course Duration Full-time: 12 months (Part-time options available)
Delivery Method On-campus + supported online study
Academic Requirements Either a bachelor degree with a major in health, human services, social sciences, liberal arts, or education or a Graduate Certificate with a focus on health.
English Language Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. For applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English, the requirement is IELTS (academic version only) 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each subtest, or equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. The test must be completed no more than 2 years before commencement. Read more -> English Language Requirements
Related Courses Master of Arts (Health and Social Wellbeing)
Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing
Fees 2018 Domestic $10,000*
International $12,800
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens
Fees 2019 Domestic $13,200*
International $16,000
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens
Course Structure & Subjects

The course can be completed in 2 semesters of full-time study. Students can spread their subjects over a longer period.

It is possible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing.

The Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing qualification requires the completion of 8 subjects (for a total of 48 credit points) as follows:


Core Subjects

HSW901 Mind-Body Wellness
HSW902 Nutrition Through the Lifespan
HSW903 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
HSW904 Social Policy, Health and Welfare
HSW912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing

Elective Subjects 

3 Elective Subjects to be chosen from the schedule below:
Note: Not all electives are offered in each semester. Please check the NTI Timetable, or with the Student Services Manager on the scheduled subjects.

HSW900 Critical Thinking, Scholarly Capabilities and Academic Inquiry 
HSW905 Applied Mindfulness for Professionals
HSW913 Approaches to Care for Older Adults
ABS901 Introduction to Buddhism
ABS902 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice
ABS904 Buddhist Ethics
ABS921 Buddhism, Environment and Sustainability