Australian Catholic University

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Australian Catholic University

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

ACU's Graduate Diploma in Public Health equips graduates with advanced 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 advanced knowledge across major subject areas within public health; analyse and utilise best available evidence to support public health action; and demonstrate skills needed to critique and implement a range of public health interventions.Articulation from this course into the Master of Public Health program is available.

Structure

80 credit points.

Subjects

  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study pathways

Graduate Diploma in Public Health students may articulate into the Master of Public Health program. Graduates may also progress to a research degree (eg ACU Master of Health Sciences Research).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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 (eg different roles or modes of practice).

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