Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

Physical, chemical and microbiological hazards present constantly changing health challenges. Coupled with population growth, globalisation and climate change, the potential for emerging or re-emerging environmental health risks and threats to human health puts governments, industry and communities under pressure to adapt and apply sustainable solutions. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences (GCEnvHlthSc) is an interdisciplinary program that teaches courses relevant to environmental health practice; it is a collaboration between UQ School of Public Health and the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, an internationally renowned research centre incorporating the former National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox). This one-semester program aims to equip public health professionals with knowledge and skills to address complex environmental health challenges. Such challenges require graduates to be skilled in developing anticipatory and integrated responses, which in turn rely on an understanding of the interrelationship among risk factors related to a broad range of hazards and contexts, skills in coordination across sectors and jurisdictions, and risk communication with communities, the private sector and government agencies.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,500
International: $16,480

Entry Requirements:

an approved degree; or have both completed post-secondary study; and a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the executive dean. A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement: Nursing; Paramedicine; Environmental technology; Medicine; Environmental Management; Public Health Management; Environmental Science; Science; Health Sciences. The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.


8 units

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental Health Sciences

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Lucia No info Yes Online
Gatton No info Yes
Herston No info Yes Online
St Lucia No info Yes
Gatton No info Yes Part time 1 year
Herston No info Yes
St Lucia No info Yes Part time 1 year
Herston No info Yes Part time 1 year
Gatton No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
St Lucia No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Gatton No info Yes Online
Herston No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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