Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $10,868

Entry Requirements:

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

Structure:

40 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

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).

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).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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