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Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2014):
  • Brisbane (17/66)
  • Melbourne (61.70)
  • North Sydney (58.65)

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

Description

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.
The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it’s to a handful of people or across several continents.
You will learn how to:

  • apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants
  • plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy
  • develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals.

Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • epidemiologist
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

  • government health departments
  • population health units
  • community health centres
  • non-governmental health organisations (NGOs)
  • advocacy groups
  • international health agencies.

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

Course Duration

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus Availability and Study Mode

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Deferment is available for two years. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start Dates for 2015

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - July
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - July

Course Costs

  • Average first year fee: $8114 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

Eligibility

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English

New South Wales
Prerequisites: 2 units of HSC English.

International Applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission Rules.

Applying for Admission

Brisbane, Queensland
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
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Career Paths

Graduates can work in roles including public health officer, community development worker, epidemiologist, policy analyst, program evaluator, health educator, project officer and consumer advocate. Such roles exist in both the public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, and divisions of general practice, local government, non-governmental health organisations (NGOs), advocacy groups and international health agencies.

Professional Experience

The course incorporates up to 300 hours of professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5, including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

Pathways to Further Study

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health is an entry-level qualification, and graduates from such programs often pursue postgraduate study and training to enable specialisation and advanced practice.

Contacts for Future Students

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

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International Students

Description

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.
The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it’s to a handful of people or across several continents.
You will learn how to:

  • apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants
  • plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy
  • develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals.

Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • epidemiologist
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

  • government health departments
  • population health units
  • community health centres
  • non-governmental health organisations (NGOs)
  • advocacy groups
  • international health agencies.

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

Course Duration

3 years

Start Dates and Campus Availability

Brisbane
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 20-Jul-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 18-Jul-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 17-Jul-2017
Melbourne
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 20-Jul-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 18-Jul-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 17-Jul-2017
North Sydney
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 20-Jul-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 18-Jul-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 17-Jul-2017

Deferment, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

240

Credit Points

240 cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course Costs

  • Unit Fee: $2380.00 (2015)
  • Average first year fee: $19040.00 (2015)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $57120.00 (2015)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Eligibility

Equivalent to Australian High School completion plus academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all tests).

Applying for Admission

Career Paths

Graduates can work in roles including public health officer, community development worker, epidemiologist, policy analyst, program evaluator, health educator, project officer and consumer advocate. Such roles exist in both the public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, and divisions of general practice, local government, non-governmental health organisations (NGOs), advocacy groups and international health agencies.

Professional Experience

The course incorporates up to 300 hours of professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5, including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

Pathways to Further Study

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health is an entry-level qualification, and graduates from such programs often pursue postgraduate study and training to enable specialisation and advanced practice.

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