The University of Adelaide

Graduate Diploma of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

A career in public health offers the chance to positively impact communities by improving the health and wellbeing of populations. Taught by leading academics, the Graduate Diploma in Public Health empowers students to think creatively about the various social, cultural, economic and environmental factors that affect health and illness in populations. Offering insight into the organisation and delivery of public and clinical health services, including policies and practices that both support and improve people's health, the diploma is ideal for professionals looking to advance their career in the field of public health. The diploma consists of a total of eight courses; four core Public Health courses and four electives, and can be completed in one year of full-time study. Graduates who meet entry requirements can progress to further study with the Master of Public Health.


Students complete 2 core courses in Public Health and 6 elective courses in thematic areas in Public Health.


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent. All applicants must provide an additional entry form directly to the School of Public Health within ten working days of submitting their application. The additional entry form includes a written statement of 500 words (maximum) on an applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the degree and a Curriculum Vitae (CV).


This award is well known to the South Australian Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, as well as the Public Health Association of Australia, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and other relevant public health bodies.

Study pathways

Programs that lead into this award: Graduate Certificate In Public Health. Further study on completion of this award: Master of Public Health or PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace Domestic: $26,500
International: $38,000
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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