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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Designed for graduates with an interest in human health, environmental health science and managing hazards, this Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health offers you theoretical training where you will learn to effectively conduct environmental research and to plan, assess, implement and evaluate public health programs.

You will learn how to identify, assess, evaluate and control environmental hazards to address the health needs of the community, developing an understanding of and sensitivity to public expectations of community health and safety.

This course is delivered on campus, or through a blend of online and on-campus study, by Curtin University, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your other commitments.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree in a related discipline including public health, human biology, food technology, environmental science, biology, chemistry or allied health; OR
  • Graduates with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this health sciences course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Environmental health science
  • Environmental health management, law and risk assessment
  • Public health
  • Environmental research
  • Planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation of public health programs

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

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

This course provides opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop skills appropriate to the management of environmental health protection and safety in public, commercial, industrial and voluntary organisations.

Employment opportunities for graduates are found in environmental health, health and safety, environmental protection, health promotion and related professions.

This course is fully accredited by Environmental Health Australia and the Western Australian Environmental Health Officers Professional Review Board.

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

  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

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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