Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Victoria University

Course details

Level of study: Graduate Certificates

Summary

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health course equips graduates with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career in public health practice. The course integrates the biological basis of health with population-based intervention and policy and in doing so, covers dimensions of the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of health.

Designed for practitioners who may already be employed in the field of public health, as well as recent graduates, this course provides the building blocks in public health in practice, epidemiology and biostatistics. It also provides a pathway, upon successful completion, to continue on to the Master of Public Health.

VU Online is a member of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA). This membership allows Graduate Certificate in Public Health students access to CAPHIA’s suite of benefits including events and development programs curated for health professionals and researchers within Australasia.

Career options

Roles in public health are diverse and in high demand. They cover areas of health promotion, disease prevention and policy. Depending on your career goals and skill set, studying the Graduate Certificate in Public Health course with VU Online will open up numerous roles that may interest you.

Typical job titles

Public Health Officer
Non Government Organisation Worker
Community Development Officer
Health Promoter
Public Health Researcher
Health Educator
Program Officer
Project Officer

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,600 Per Year
Read more2,900 per unit, taking the total for 4 units to 11,600.
30 Jan 2023
20 Mar 2023
01 May 2023
8 months
Read more8 months part-time (minimum)

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

Entry criteria

To apply for the online Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you are required to have:

Completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline; OR
5 years of approved work experience

Address

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