Graduate Certificate of Public Health
Preventative solutions for illness and injury in the community
Learn how to use promotion and intervention to tackle public health challenges. You’ll explore social, behavioural, and cultural factors in public health. Think about specialising in epidemiology, environmental health, or digital health.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges.
- Assess, analyse and communicate population health information to diverse audiences.
- Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
Public Health professionals work in a range of roles in government, private, not-for-profit organisations and the university sector. The career opportunities are diverse and can be found in a range of employment settings. Upon completion of this course, you can progress your career in Public Health, or continue studying at graduate diploma or master level. Potential career paths include:
- Health Advisor
- Health Promotion Officer
- Health Services Worker
- Public Health Officer
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above.
Work and Life
- Combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and seven years of relevant experience in a health professional role.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health focuses on health and the prevention of illness, disease, injury and death. Covering topics such as social, cultural and behavioural factors in public health; health advocacy; health systems and economics, and epidemiology, this course offers experienced health professionals both a standalone qualification and a pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Public Health or the Master of Public Health.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. Participate in live classes, connecting with specialist lecturers and fellow students. When studying online, you’ll complete the same set of self-paced study modules as on-campus students, and graduate with the same qualification. Best of all, you get access to view live content on demand.
Course duration: 6 months full time, 1 year part time