Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.This course is designed for graduates interested in the promotion of human health and welfare who wish to gain the professional skills associated with the identification, assessment, evaluation and control of environmental hazards. The course provides opportunities for professionals in environmental health, health and safety, environmental protection, health promotion and related professions to acquire knowledge and develop skills appropriate to the management of environmental health protection and safety in public, commercial, industrial and voluntary organisations. It also expands the knowledge and skills base of public health specialists and other graduates of science and related disciplines, enabling them to successfully adapt to the changing environmental health needs of communities. All students will be required to undertake an academic skills module at the commencement of the course.

Designed for

Those interested in the promotion of human health and welfare by the controlling of environmental hazards and who wish to gain the professional skills associated with the identification, assessment, evaluation and control of these hazards

Structure

Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319742.html

Subjects

  • The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health contains 8 core units. There are no optional units or electives offered. The course contains a practicum unit that requires 100 hours of work experience in an Environmental Health workplace.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Recognition

In Western Australia, the Western Australian Environmental Health Officer's Professional Review Board (WAEHOPRB) requires that graduates who wish to be employed in Local Government as Environmental Health Officers and who do not have requisite work experience, must complete 100 hours of work placement. This will be organised by the course coordinator.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $24,705
Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

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