In March 2014, the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in International Health and Development was fully accredited for 7 years. A Foundations subject is now offered online in both Semester 2 and the summer semester (10 weeks from late November) with an on-site intensive covering Public Health and Clinical Care for two weeks in January. This will cover 3 of the 4 subjects required for the Graduate Certificate. The Graduate Diploma will require an additional 4 subjects including the Intermed overseas Practicum. Intermed has a Licence Agreement with Tabor to deliver this program.

Students may also decide to audit the course and Practicum with no accreditation and reduced fees – the original Intermed summer school. In summary, Intermed is offering the same content, delivered by the same team of highly experienced and knowledgeable lecturers.

Immediately following the 2-week intensive in January but only if the minimum required number of students is reached, Intermed will offer an optional 3rd week of more practically focused sessions, which is highly recommended for those intending to do the Supervised Practicum. This 3rd week is currently not part of the accredited program and will be managed by Intermed. For more details see:    Intermed Optional 3rd week

In January 2018 we ran the two-week intensive with six students – all doing the accredited program. Intermed and Tabor are committed to running the online Foundations subject during the 2018-19 summer semester and the two-week intensive in January 2019 (see dates below)

For more details of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, including application for credit or audit visit the Tabor website.



Intermed is a not-for-profit organization providing a range of services. The Intermed program now consists of an online Foundational subject followed by a two-week intensive covering Public Health and Clinical Care in January. The course is specifically designed as an Introduction to International Health and Development for Christian health care professionals who are preparing to work in less developed/ less resourced contexts in the world, or who are on leave from such work.

The course provides knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the ability of personnel to participate effectively in health and development programs. Immediately following the two week intensive course, a more practically orientated optional 3rd week is highly recommended. An overseas practicum is also offered, usually mid-year, which provides an opportunity to apply the course knowledge and skills. The Practicum will probably be offered every two years depending on the number of applicants. Full details of the course objectives are provided on the Tabor website. 

Summer School Dates

For 2018-19

Summer Semester 2018-19
(19 Nov 2018 to 15 Feb 2019) 
Online Foundations subject
Sunday 6th to Friday 18th January 2019 Two week intensive
(Public Health and Clinical Care)
Saturday 19th to Thursday 24th January 2109 optional 3rd week
(if sufficient enrolments)


Details on Enrolment fees for the Graduate Certificate subjects, Graduate Diploma subjects and course for audit are on the  Tabor website.   Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Diploma may be eligible for FEE-HELP, a Commonwealth government loan scheme that assists payment of tuition fees for eligible fee-paying students. See Fee-Help.

Application and payment of fees for the Optional 3rd week is managed by Intermed. The fee for the optional 3rd Week (payable to Intermed) is $625 which includes a non-refundable $25 deposit. Please note that Intermed requires a minimum of 8 confirmed participants by the 15th November in the year prior to the summer intensive in order to run this optional 3rd week.

Intermed may also be able to offer Scholarships for those on no or low incomes, provided funds are available and eligibility requirements met.

The Intermed Application Form for the 3rd Week and Intermed Application for Scholarship Form are available by clicking on these links.


The course was designed by Emeritus Professor Anthony Radford who has extensive experience in primary health care and training of mission workers in many countries. Anthony has been the Course Advisor and will continue to deliver a number of public health and clinical presentations as well as serve on the Course Advisory Committee. Dr Douglas Shaw, who has qualifications and experience in international public health and development will continue as Course Coordinator, but now under Tabor Adelaide management. A number of highly qualified and experienced visiting lecturers, many of whom hold senior University positions, contribute from a wealth of knowledge and experience. Click here for more info.


Tabor, a multi-denominational Christian education centre, 181 Goodwood Road, Millswood, Adelaide, South Australia is the venue for most of the two-week intensive and optional 3rd week. Some practical components of the course are held at other locations in Adelaide. For more information on Tabor visit the  Tabor website.

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Track Record

Since Intermed was established in 1994, over 300 participants (average 25 per course), have come from all Australian states, Aboriginal communities, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, the USA, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Many participants have gone on to work successfully for governments, aid organizations and missions, in Africa, Asia, South America, the Pacific and Australia.


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Who may attend?

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma must meet the program eligibility requirements: successful completion of a three-year Bachelor’s degree in the field of health and/or health sciences.  Those who consider they have equivalent knowledge and experience will be considered for enrolment by the Course Coordinator and Head of School on a case by case basis.

For those intending to do the course for audit, the Summer School is open to any health care professional. Applications for audit are also considered from final year health professional students who are going overseas in the same year as the course. Those without health qualifications may be accepted provided they can demonstrate a significant involvement in health work. The course is intensive and moves quickly, assuming an adequate bio-medical vocabulary and health care knowledge.


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To apply for the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, or to do the program for audit please use the Tabor website.


For further enquiries contact

Dr Doug Shaw, Course Coordinator
Tel: 61 (0)8 8373 8777
Tel: 61 0408 679 347
PO Box 36, Crafers, South Australia, 5152, AUSTRALIA


David Turnbull, Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies 
Tel: 61 (0)8 8373 8777


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