Graduate Certificate in Global Health

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian Catholic University

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes:

    Policy and Project Officer | Health Promotion Officer | Health Development Officer | Health Researcher | Health Educator | View All

Course Rundown

Build a sought-after skillset for a rewarding career in public health with this Graduate Certificate in Global Health course from Australian Catholic University. 

Designed for students holding an undergraduate qualification in public health, this course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and global health skills required to contribute to the well-being of people in a meaningful global career in an efficient and relevant year-long qualification.

In this course, you’ll develop the advanced knowledge required to make evidence-based decisions, implement global health actions, and develop sophisticated and culturally relevant policies and interventions. With a focus on cultural responsiveness, humanitarianism and sustainable development, this course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights to make a real difference in the promotion of public health. 

This course acts as a pathway to the Master of Public Health and units may credit. You’ll have the opportunity to study either online or in class, offering flexibility as you advance your public health career and build the skills and knowledge required to positively influence health policy and programs in your future. 



To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree or higher in health or a related field.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Global health and sustainable development
  • Humanitarian assistance and health
  • Global nutrition and food security 
  • Health advocacy 

Why study with Australian Catholic University?

Since opening their doors in January of 1991, the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been educating students in a range of fields; from arts and humanities to health, education, leadership, social work, theology and more.

When you sign up to a course at ACU, you’re not just another number, they see each student as a whole, offering you an educational experience that’ll empower you and prepare you for success.

Student Support

Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.

Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.

Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Global Health from Australian Catholic University. 

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to seek employment in a range of policy and program roles in the broad and dynamic public health sector. You may choose to work as a program officer, policy advisor, research assistant or health promoter in a range of specialised fields in public health. 

This qualification also acts as a pathway to further study. Units may credit for the Master of Public Health. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Australian Catholic University charges fees at the beginning of each study period and offers easy upfront payment or FEE-HELP deferred study loans for eligible students.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.