Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
ACU's Graduate Certificate in Public Health equips graduates with knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve population health and well-being. The course prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of major public health issues, approaches, principles and policy; analyse and utilise best available evidence to support public health action; and demonstrate skills needed to critique and implement particular types of public health interventions.In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, students must successfully complete 40 credit points (cp) of specified public health units.Articulation from this course into the Graduate Diploma in Public Health or the Master of Public Health is available.
40 credit points.
- Public health
Standard entry requirements
- To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent
- OR submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.If applying as part of the Australian Government's Higher Education Relief Package (2021) initiative, applicants also must:be over 18 years of age at commencement of coursebe a domestic applicantnot be currently enrolled at ACU.
Graduate Certificate in Public Health students may articulate into either the Graduate Diploma in Public Health or Master of Public Health programs. Graduates may also progress to a research degree (eg ACU Master of Health Sciences Research).
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A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates of Public Health programs in Australia. According to a recent public health workforce study, these opportunities are typically within the public or not-for-profit sector; however, one-quarter of postgraduate public health graduates are employed in the private sector. Approximately half of all postgraduate public health graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors. Managerial, analytical and program-/project-based roles are common destinations for postgraduate public health graduates. For many health practitioners, particularly medical practitioners or registered nurses, a postgraduate public health degree expands their career opportunities within their existing field (e.g. different roles or modes of practice).