Health

Graduate Diploma of Public Health

CRICOS 097406J
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What is a Graduate Diploma of Public Health?

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health provides advanced knowledge, preparing health professionals to address public health challenges and improve health and wellbeing. It emphasises the social determinants of health, equipping you to address inequalities for the most vulnerable populations around the world

You will gain an understanding of current global and environmental health issues, health policy, systems and economics, along with social, behavioural and cultural determinants of health. The course develops skills such as planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, health promotion and disease prevention strategies, advocacy, statistics and epidemiology and analytical and communication skills. Upon completion, you may progress your career in Public Health or complete further study with the Master of Public Health.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify and analyse the major issues that affect the health of populations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of policy and management to promote health and welfare.
  • Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a population.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges.
Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Online, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

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

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Learn from Public Health specialists
Our academics understand where the Public Health industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
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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.

Potential career paths

  • Health Policy Advisor
    Average salary: $103,000 - $116,000
  • Senior Project Manager
    Average salary: $118,000 - $190,000
  • Health Promotion Officer
    Average salary: $80,769 - $99,500
  • Health Services Worker
    Average salary: $65,000 - $109,000
Generic Health
The teachers are very supportive, and the learning environment is amazing.
Farida Mughal 
Graduate, Health Faculty 

Subjects and units

Delivered on campus or online, this course comprises 5 core subjects and 3 specialisations, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Specialisations

Requirements

These five core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select three specialisations from the specialisations tab.

Core subjects

  • Social, Behavioural and Cultural Factors in Public Health | PUBH6000
  • Health Systems and Economics | PUBH6003
  • Global and Environmental Health Issues | PUBH6002
  • Epidemiology | PUBH6005
  • Health Promotion and Community Health | PUBH6206 

Requirements

Choose three specialisations subjects below.

Specialisation subjects

  • Digital Health and Informatics | DHI401
  • Biostatistics |STAT6200
  • Design Thinking | DTH501
  • Health Policy and Advocacy | PUBH6001
  • Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation | PUBH6007

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. 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.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Postgraduate

  • Master of Public Health

    CRICOS 097404M

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    View course

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.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma will allow automatic entry to the Master of Public Health with 100% credit.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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

Three years of professional work experience.

OR

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

Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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