Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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 completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.


New South Wales

English Standard (Band 2) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 3)


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.  Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp consisting of:

  1. 140 cp from specified Public Health units (Part A)
  2. 50 cp from Inter-professional units (Part B)
  3. 20 cp Health Promotion units (Part C)
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part D)
  5. 10 cp from elective units (Part E)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : Public Health Specified Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH100Foundations of Public Health10
PUBH101Foundations of Public Health Communication10
PUBH200Globalisation, Environment and Health10
PUBH202Public Health Research Methods10
PUBH204Public Health Economics10
PUBH205Public Health Emergency Response10
PUBH222Public Health Community Engagement10
PUBH302Applied Public Health 110
PUBH303Applied Public Health Communication10
PUBH304Public Health Advocacy10
PUBH305Applied Public Health 210
PUBH306Public Health Policy and Law10
PUBH311Contemporary Issues in Public Health10

Part B : Inter-professional Units

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BIOL121Human Biological Science 110
BIOL122Human Biological Science 210
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10
PSYC104Research Design and Statistics I10
PSYC206Research Design and Statistics II10

Part C : Health Promotion Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH102Foundations of Health Promotion10
PUBH312Applied Health Promotion10

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part E : Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DVST100Introduction to International Development Studies10
DVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10
GEOG101Global Human Environments10
GEOG204Environmental Sustainability: the Global Challenge10
SOCS243Global Health10
GEOG207Precarious States: Development, Geopolitics and Livelihoods10
DVST101Humanitarian Work and Aid10

A student may undertake other elective units drawn from ACU undergraduate programs or by cross-institutional study, with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.

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