Graduate Certificate in Global Health

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU's Graduate Certificate in Global Health equips graduates with the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in global health to advocate for and contribute to health and well-being of communities and populations throughout the world with an ethical, social justice perspective. On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of global health, with special emphasis on advocacy, cultural responsiveness, humanitarianism and sustainable development. Graduates should also be able to use evidence to support, critique and implement global health actions, policies or interventions. You will be equipped to engage in health improvement, promotion and protection, and contribute to the betterment of public health by preventing disease and prolonging life. You will learn to not just implement policies and programs that improve global health, but to actively influence global health policies and programs. Articulation from this course into the Master of Public Health is available.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,744

Entry Requirements:

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


40 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:

Global Health and Sustainable Development; Humanitarian Assistance and Health; Global Nutrition and Food Security; Health Advocacy.

Study Pathways:

Graduates can progress to a Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy).

Further information:

Analytical and program/project-based roles are common destinations for graduates.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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