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Associate Degree in Public Health (specialisation) - CC44

Tailor your studies and prepare yourself for a career in public health with the Associate Degree of Public Health (Specialisation).

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

16/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville, Online

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Senior English and a Science subject

Study the new Associate Degree of Public Health (Specialisation) at CQUniversity to develop broad skills and knowledge in public health, whilst developing specialised expertise in the areas of health promotion and environmental health.

Public health refers to a collection of disciplines that share a common aim to prevent disease, promote health and improve wellbeing among the population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals.

You will also have the option to continue your studies and complete the Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation), allowing to further enhance your future career prospects.

Core Units 7 Major Units 9
Electives None Minor Units None


COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 16 units consisting of seven core units and one nine-unit major in environmental health or health promotion.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2021Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Environmental Health9

Currently there is no accreditation available for an environmental health course at Associate Degree level. The curriculum has, however, been designed to meet the requirements of the enHealth Skills and Knowledge Matrix and will be eligible for accreditation should it become available through Environmental Health Australia in future.

Health Promotion9
Unit NameCodeDescription
Community Engaged LearningHLTH12031Students enrolled in this unit are required to undertake 25 hours of volunteer work in a community organisation. Some students may choose to make this voluntary work profession related.
Compulsory residential schools are required for -PBHL12001 Communicable Diseases and Public Health- 4 days on Rockhampton Campus (may be altered to Bundaberg if resources are sufficient) -ENVR11012 Applications of Environmental Science- 5 days on campus for Environmental Health majors.

Rank Threshold
SR 60 | ATAR 60.0

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Senior English and a Science subject.

Completion of the Associate Degree of Public Health (Specialisation) will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in public health such as:

  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer.

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Public Health can pathway into our Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation).

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

New South WalesONL: 160601
QueenslandONL: 851445; TVL: 801441; ROK: 851441; CNS: 821441; BDG: 811441
VictoriaONL: 1700110451 
Western AustraliaONL: 150601


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

Become a leader in improving the health of communities and the wider population with a public health course at CQUniversity.

You will experience the latest in learning technology, and through simulations, real project work and enhanced work-integrated-learning opportunities to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and experience to make real change and prevent disease in populations.

You will be supported by experienced public health lecturers who are invested in providing you with authentic, work-based learning opportunities so that you graduate work-ready. Gain real insights and knowledge from a teaching team with recent and relevant experience in the many facets of public health. Our public health teaching team have industry experience having worked as health promotion officers, environmental health officers and public health nutritionists in Queensland Health, local government, not-for-profits and private industry.

YOUR CAREER IN PUBLIC HEALTH
A public health course at CQUniversity will open the door to diverse careers across Australia and internationally.

Careers in Health Promotion
If you choose to study health promotion you will work with community, industry, business and government to educate people to make healthy choices. You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to work on projects and programs in a range of areas and settings such as infant feeding, maternal health, child health, chronic disease prevention, Aboriginal health, food supply, food security, or overseas development and more.

Careers in Environmental Health
As an environmental health graduate, you will be able to work in local, state and federal government, in overseas aid, the military (including the army and air force as an environmental health officer) as well as in private industry. You’ll work on projects related to the environmental impacts on human health such as safe drinking water, safe food, clean air, healthy housing, disaster management, areas impacted by changing environments, and settlement planning to improve health, to prevent injury and disease.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in: Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity

You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct