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Bachelor of Public Health

Undergraduate | USA-BPH-DEG | 2024

Become a public health practitioner through real-world learning

Broaden your focus beyond the individual to improve the health and wellbeing of populations. Explore current services and policies and think about how to improve them. Use data. Consider social and environmental factors. Graduate work-ready.

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3 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Public Health

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Career opportunities

Careers in health are on the rise. In fact, the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan is a $1.3 billion investment aimed at driving a new era of better health care, as well as fueling jobs and growth in new firms and industries through research*.

Careers to consider include:

  • Public health research officer
  • Health promotion planner
  • Epidemiologist / Data analyst
  • Wellness and lifestyle coordinator
  • Community development officer
  • Women's health officer
  • Aboriginal health officer
  • Clinical trials coordinator
  • Public health manager

*Australian Government Department of Health 2018

Professional recognition

As a graduate, you’ll meet the six areas of practice outlined in the national competency framework, which has been produced by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia (CAPHIA). These competencies are a minimum prerequisite that can be expected of any Australian public health graduate in the industry. These areas include:

  • Health Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Health Protection
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy, Planning and Management
  • Evidence-based Professional Population Health Practice

Career outlook

Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Health Promotion Officers:
Unknown average
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K

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