Graduate Certificate in Public Health

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

This innovative course introduces students to the social-ecological model of health that forms the basis of community-based and community-led public health. This approach reflects contemporary trends in public health and provides the basis of innovative interventions for social change. Students will develop skills and knowledge in complex adaptive systems thinking, social and environmental determinants of health, participatory and pragmatic approaches to public health issues, including strengths-based as well as disease prevention.


4 units (24 credit points)


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution. English language requirements apply.


There is no provision for professional accreditation in public health in Australia.

Study pathways

Students can continue their studies with the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and the Master of Public Health.

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