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Graduate Diploma in Public Health

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    Graduate Diploma

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health offered by Open Universities Australia encourages students to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to public health information and practices. On completion of this program you will have the education and training to be able to critically evaluate public health issues and public health information, provide effective and targeted public health communication, understand the impact of inequalities and social disadvantage on individual and community health, develop effective self-management and learning programs, conduct ethically appropriate research, and use the relevant technologies.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution (ideally in health or behavioural science); OR
  • Hold one of the following graduate certificates: Graduate Certificate in Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management, Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Graduate Certificate in Children's Environmental Health or the Graduate Certificate in International Health, with a course weighted average of at least 65 (Credit); AND
  • Have English language proficiency

Areas of study

In this graduate diploma, the subjects you will study include:

  • Communication for health
  • Ethics in public health practice
  • Health research methods
  • Health promotion planning
  • Public health nutrition
  • Foundations of public health
  • Environmental health management
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
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 Diploma in Public Health from Curtin University.

This graduate diploma acts as the ideal launch pad for health graduates looking to gain additional skills and knowledge in order to expand their professional development. As a globally recognised qualification, this public health program can lead to a wealth of employment opportunities in the public health sphere, both locally and throughout the world.

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 is 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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