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Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Graduate Certificate of Public Health (GCPU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: The July intake (Semester 2) can only be completed part-time.

Overview

  • Help shape and improve our population’s health by studying postgraduate courses in public health.
  • Build a rewarding career by learning to develop and evaluate health programs for communities to promote health and wellbeing and manage causes of health – including biological, social, and environmental.
  • USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Public Health offers case-based learning and an integrated approach to teaching five main public health disciplines: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy and management, and social and behavioural science.
  • Delivered online, you can study while making an impact and applying specialised skills in your current role.

Further study

After successfully completing the Graduate Certificate of Public Health you can take the credit for your courses and go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Public Health or the Master of Public Health

Career outcomes

  • Public health practitioners collaborate with different healthcare teams to improve community health outcomes, and find work in organisations such as NGOs, clinics, community health centres, and local government. 

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year or 4-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of health with a 4.8 GPA or higher;
    or
  • completed a 3-year or 4-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a different discipline with a 4.8 GPA or higher, and completed 1 year of full-time work experience in a healthcare setting.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

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Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 3
1 x elective 1
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

During the degree, you are required to attend a mandatory on-campus residential school course at USQ Ipswich and mandatory online workshops in one course.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 15160

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
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