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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate in Public Health program through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills and training to launch your career in public health. Graduates of this program will have the skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs for a variety of purposes and in a variety of settings. You will gain a broad education in public health topics including health promotion planning, nutrition, environmental health management, control of infectious disease and environmental health.


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, preferably in a health related or behavioural science area. Those with substantial work experience in a health-related area may also apply.

Areas of study

In this Graduate Certificate in Public Health program, the subjects you will study include:

  • International nutrition
  • Health research methods
  • Health promotion planning
  • Public health
  • Nutrition
  • Foundations of public health
  • Environmental health management
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Control of infectious disease
  • Epidemiology of occupational diseases
  • Sustainable development for health
  • Health promotion methods
  • Nutrition promotion
  • Evaluation of health promotion
  • Environmental health
  • Risk assessment
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Curtin University.

Graduates of this course will be equipped with the training, knowledge and skills to design and implement public health programs for different contexts.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Home Economist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer
  • Occupational Therapist

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP may be available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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