Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107825C

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


Establish a strong knowledge base in health policy and programs, with a Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health from Victoria University.

Our postgraduate certificate opens a new career path – in under six months.

You will learn to:

evaluate current and emerging health challenges
appraise public health evidence
contribute to collaborative health programs and policies.

On graduation, you understand how public health solutions contribute to sustainable development. You will be a voice for inclusive policy and practice, advocating for all members of society, and ensuring Indigenous views are heard.

You may choose to progress to the Master of Global Public Health, or put your knowledge into practice straight away in the workplace.

The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health is a recommended option for recent graduates with ambitions to work in health policy and programs, and health professionals interested in enhancing their professional practice.


To attain the award Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health, students will be required to complete:

48 credit points of Core units


With significant global changes in public health, there is a need for professionals with the high-level knowledge and skills to respond to these changes.

Graduates of this course, and the related masters, will be well-equipped for a diverse and rewarding career in areas such as:

global health, nutrition and physical activity research and teaching
community development work in health, nutrition and food security
delivering health, food and nutrition programs in response to emergencies
health policy development
program planning, development and evaluation
specific population focused health interventions (e.g. older adults, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, chronically diseased populations)
inclusive physical activity programming
physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement.

You may find work opportunities both in Australia and internationally within:

national, state and local governments
the United Nations and other international health organisations (WHO, UNICEF, ACSM, International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity)
non-profit organisations
academic institutions and research institutions.


While many job opportunities will be overseas, some example job titles, job prospects and average annual salaries in Australia (according to Labour Market Insights) are:

health promotion officer
policy manager

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,000 Per Year
Read more15,500 per semester
20 Feb 2023
28 Aug 2023
0.5 years
Full time
City Campus
370 Little Lonsdale Street (VU City Tower) & 295 Queen Street (Law hub)
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in any discipline
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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