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: $10,500

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have 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).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Online 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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