Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- Study mode
- 0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Public Health equips graduates with knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve population health and well-being. The course prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.
On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of major public health issues, approaches, principles and policy; analyse and utilise best available evidence to support public health action; and demonstrate skills needed to critique and implement particular types of public health interventions.
In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, students must successfully complete 40 credit points (cp) of specified public health units.
Articulation from this course into the Graduate Diploma in Public Health or the Master of Public Health is available.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- public health projects
- public health advocacy
- health education
- health communications
- academic policy
- legislative policy
- management policy
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
PUBH610 History and Principles of Public Health
PUBH611 Health Promotion
PUBH630 Determinants of Health
PUBH632 Public Health Law and Policy
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:
- a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent; OR
- submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
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Graduate Certificate in Public Health students may articulate into either the Graduate Diploma in Public Health or Master of Public Health programs. Graduates may also progress to a research degree (eg ACU Master of Health Sciences Research).
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Conditions apply.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.