James Cook University JCU

Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Develop the skills to provide coordinated and informed public health responses to humanitarian emergencies and disaster events in Australia and internationally with this specialised course. Building on your existing healthcare qualifications and knowledge, you will learn how to best engage with displaced persons, manage response and recovery systems, and become a leader in areas of prevention, policy and planning. This certificate has two core subjects, Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Health Management. You will choose two elective subjects that align with your career goals and interests, with topics including disaster management principles, leadership in disaster management, infection prevention and control, environmental health and epidemiology for public health.


12 credit points of subjects.


  • Disaster health and humanitarian assistance

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline
  • Equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $14,671
International: $19,640
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

Further information

This course is available part-time only. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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