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Graduate Certificate in Public Health - CL46

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is an innovative and unique course designed for community-minded individuals from any background (not just medical) who want to make a real difference to the health of communities local, national, and global. Focusing on the social and ecological factors that affect community health, you will explore topics such as globalisation, urbanisation, climate change, changing demography, maldistribution of wealth and universal health care. In developing your understanding in these areas, you will be able to develop the skills needed to influence health outcomes in a wide range of professional community focused industries, both inside and outside the traditional health pathways.

With fee savings of more than 65% available to eligible students, now is the perfect time to upskill and advance your career. This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and offers Commonwealth supported places. This means that you may be eligible to pay a reduced student contribution fee.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Melbourne, Sydney, Online

CRICOS

097513F

Designed for any community-minded individual from any background, this innovative course is based on the social-ecological model of health.  In this course you will begin to examine the "Why's of the Why's" of community health beyond the traditional medical model, and into the social factors that affect community health.

This course is suitable for you if you're working in any role in a community-focused industry, or are simply interested in expanding your knowledge on the societal factors that influence health outcomes and want to make a real difference in your community. You will also have the opportunity to select two electives from other public health units to best suit your interests and needs.

Job Ready Fee Savings

Take advantage of the Government's Job Ready subsidies and receive a substantial discount on full fees in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. If you are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you can enjoy fee savings of more than 65%. Refer to the Course Fees section below for details.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

You are required to complete four core units of which two can be selected from a specified list of units.

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.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS
CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS
CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1 - 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2024Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Entry Requirement:

A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

International students or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA must meet English Language Proficiency requirements. Minimum scores required are:

• IELTS (Academic) score of at least 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or

• TOEFL overall score of 75 with no score less than 17, or

• Pearson Test of English Academic overall score of 54 with no 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.

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

None required.

Health Requirements

None required.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended students have completed a health related degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health prepares graduates for work in community-based and community-led services and organisations. You can also work on projects for government and non-government organisations relating to a number of health fields including health promotion and health administration.

There is no provision for professional accreditation in public health in Australia.

2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$4,148.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Job-ready short course

This course is funded by the Australian Government’s Job Ready Graduate Package offering significant fee savings for eligible students. You may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), provided you meet CSP eligibility criteria. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

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 Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

Option 1: Western Australian residents and those who want to study in Western Australia

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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Option 2: Ideal for those who live in any of the following states - Apply direct

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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