Graduate Diploma of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,000
International: $34,500

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).


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

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

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.


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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Health Promotion Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 1 year
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 2 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
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Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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