Graduate Certificate in Public Health

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health enables graduates to confidently work with communities to contribute to effective and sustainable public health practices, both nationally and internationally. This course provides a basic introduction to key public health concepts and issues, including social determinants of public health, statistical analysis and epidemiology (the study of patterns of health and illnesses). You'll gain an insight into the challenges involved in the system-level change to improve the health of our vulnerable communities and also the range of career opportunities available in public health.

Designed for

Health professionals


You will study three core subjects from the Master of Public Health, plus one approved elective. The three core subjects are: Contemporary Public Health Issues Social Determinants of Health Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants with other relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Registered Nurses) and at least two years' relevant work experience may also be considered.

Study pathways

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health will count as credit towards the Master of Public Health upon successful transfer.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Domestic: $11,520

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