Health

Graduate Certificate of Public Health

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What is a Graduate Certificate in Public Health?

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health focuses on health and the prevention of illness, disease, injury and death. Covering topics such as social, cultural and behavioural factors in public health; health policy and advocacy; health systems and economics, and epidemiology, this course offers experienced health professionals both a standalone qualification and a pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Public Health or the Master of Public Health.
This online graduate certificate develops your understanding of current global and environmental health issues, health policy, systems and economics, along with social, behavioural and cultural determinants of health. There is a strong focus on the ethical practices of public health and the communication of health information to diverse audiences.

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges.
  • Assess, analyse and communicate population health information to diverse audiences.
  • Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
6 months full time, 1 year part time
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Career opportunities

Public Health professionals work in a range of roles in government, private, not-for-profit organisations and the university sector. The career opportunities are diverse and can be found in a range of employment settings. Upon completion of this course, you can progress your career in Public Health, or continue studying at graduate diploma or master level.

Potential career paths

  • Health Advisor
    Average salary: $95,000 - $135,000
  • Health Promotion Officer
    Average salary: $77,000 - $100,000
  • Health Services Worker
    Average salary: $65,000 - $109,000
  • Public Health Officer
    Average salary: $86,000 - $144,000
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Specialisations

Requirements

This core subject must be completed. Additionally you're required to select three specialisation subjects from the specialisations tab.

Core subjects

  • Social, Behavioural and Cultural Factors in Public Health | PUBH6000

Requirements

Choose 3 specialisation subjects from below.

Specialisation subjects

  • Health Systems and Economics | PUBH6003
  • Global and Environmental Health Issues | PUBH6002
  • Epidemiology | PUBH6005
  • Digital Health and Informatics | DHI401
  • Health Promotion and Community Health | PUBH6206 

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above.

OR

Combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and seven years of relevant experience in a health professional role.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
AND three years of professional work experience.
AND Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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