Bachelor of Public Health - Specialisation

CQUniversity Australia

This course aims to equip students with specialist skills and knowledge for a successful career in public health, whilst developing expertise in the areas of health promotion, environmental health or nutrition. Students will also have the opportunity to complete practical placements in real-world settings, enhancing employability and putting the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the course into practice. Additionally, students can minor in a range of complementary areas including health promotion, environmental health, occupational health and safety, nutrition, environmental science, built environment, exercise science or management and human resources

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 equivalent. English language requirements apply.


24 units (144 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental health; Health promotion; Nutrition

Study Pathways:

Exit Award: Associate Degree in Public Health (Specialisation). Upon completion of the Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation), students may continue their studies towards a postgraduate award in the Master of Public Health.

Further information:

Recommended study: English and a science subject. Students are required to complete compulsory residential schools. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Bundaberg No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Bundaberg No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Townsville No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Townsville No info Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Full time 3 years
Online Study No info Yes Part time 6 years
Online Study No info Yes Full time 3 years
Online Study No info Yes Online

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest national footprints of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be. 

We offer a world-class education, are ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. 

At CQUniversity you have the opportunity to study courses online, on campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can learn where and how it suits you. 

Whether you want to stay close to home or move somewhere new, prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of regional locations, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon, and study hubs in Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Cooma, Geraldton, Karratha and Port Pirie. 

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We also provide training for apprentices and trainees, and industry-specific courses. 

We’re rated as conducting world class research in 14 different categories and are well above world standard in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Other Medical and Health Services, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology and Cognitive Sciences^. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest. 

Benefit from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on student services and support. Our student body is diverse and comes from both local and global communities. We are committed to providing specialist education and training support and a range of career-orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. 

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. Our commitment to providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us being awarded five-star ratings for Full-Time Employment, Social Equity and Starting Salary, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories+. No matter whether you’re just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.

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Postgraduate and international applicants can apply directly. 

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
+The Good Universities Guide 2018


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