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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Become a leader in public health research - influence global populations and health systems.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
On-line Learning
Location
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Berwick
Semester 1
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On-line Learning
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Length
0.5 Year full-time or part-time equivalent
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

With a strong emphasis on research, this course provides professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds with enhanced skills to pursue a career in public health.

Gain the knowledge and skills in relation to public health principles, values, ethics, research, and practice for improving population health status locally and internationally.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a specialist postgraduate degree consisting of 60 credit points or equivalent four courses and normally takes one year of part-time study (or longer subject to approval by the Course Coordinator).

This course is also available as a graduate diploma and masters option.

  • Policy officer
  • Researcher
  • Health promotion officer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
HEAPH6001, 15 credit points
EPIDEMIOLOGY
HEAPH6002, 15 credit points
HEALTH PROMOTION
HEAPH6007, 15 credit points
PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS
HEAPH7001, 15 credit points

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Most students are admitted on the basis of successfully completing a three-year Bachelor level qualification (or equivalent) or Advanced Diploma and least two years public health-related experience.

English language requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HQ4

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,474 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This course offers a pathway to Graduate Diploma of Public Health.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Public Health

Course coordinator

Biswajit Banik