Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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. Articulation from this course into the Graduate Diploma in Public Health or the Master of Public Health is available.

Structure

40 Credit Points.

Subjects

  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline.

Study pathways

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).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) Domestic: $9,744
No information available No
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

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).

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