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    Graduate Certificate of Public Health

    James Cook University

    James Cook University

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    Australia, Townsville

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Part Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Course Code

    101811

    Campuses

    Online

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 1 year
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 19,640  / year
    Next Intake February-2025

    Graduate Certificate of Public Health

    About

    Enhance your professional career in health with an advanced knowledge of public health issues in Australia and internationally. Develop practical skills to provide meaningful and informed healthcare in the Tropics with a degree aligned with the core principles of public health defined by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (CAPHIA).

    Take the next step in your health career with the Graduate Certificate of Public Health. Become equipped to address pressing public health issues relevant to tropical Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Gain an in-depth understanding of the urgent problems facing vulnerable communities and learn how to develop strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases, ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

    JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Public Health degree focuses on developing strategies that protect and promote the health and wellbeing of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities. As you study public health, you will explore a specialised body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the discipline of public health and learn how to apply your knowledge to diverse contexts and settings.

    In this six-month degree, you will undertake four core subjects: Tropical Public Health; Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy; Epidemiology for Public Health; and Communicable Disease Control. These subjects will give you a thorough understanding of the main pillars of public health and will equip you to identify public health issues, assess their contributing factors, develop strategies to address these issues, and apply your knowledge and skills appropriately and effectively.

    This course is designed in accordance to the core principles of public health as defined by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (CAPHIA), ensuring that your knowledge and skills are aligned with industry standards.

    Upon completing the Graduate Certificate of Public Health, you will be prepared to enhance your career and undertake leadership roles in the health sector. You will be able to apply specialised human, project and organisational management skills within a public health and policy context. Your knowledge, skills and training in professional public health practice will enable you to make ethical decisions and practice with an evidence-based approach to health informed by recent developments in the field.

    View the handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Public Health. Additional information

    Graduate Certificate in Public Health

    Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in a growing and highly valued field? Well, you might not be fully qualified for a career in public health yet, but you will be if you complete JCU’s Grad Cert in Public Health. In only six months, you will develop valuable skills and knowledge in public health, enabling you to address important public health issues in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. You can contribute your own valuable insight to the extremely vital work done by public health authorities around the world when it comes to protecting the health, safety and lives of the most vulnerable communities, and make yourself a desirable employee for public health employers. The world has never been more acutely aware of how important public health is, and it’s not going to become less so in the future. Secure a future-proof career with limitless potential by studying public health at JCU.

    What You Will Learn

    This certificate has been developed to prepare you for a future in public health, designed in accordance with the core principles of public health, with a curriculum developed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the field and work according to industry standards. You will study four core subjects:

    • Tropical Public Health
    • Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy
    • Epidemiology for Public Health
    • Communicable Disease Control

    During the six months it takes to complete this certificate, you will learn about problems facing vulnerable communities and how to develop strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases. You will study a specialised body of knowledge in public health and learn how to apply your knowledge to different settings and diverse contexts. You will finish your certificate able to identify public health issues, assess contributing factors and develop strategies to address the problem. You will be able to make ethical decisions based on evidence and recent developments in the field.

    Your Future Career

    Studying JCU’s Grad Cert in Public Health provides an excellent basis for a range of rewarding careers in the field, offering endless opportunities for you to explore your passions. JCU’s certificate is the number one Grad Cert in Public Health in Queensland when it comes to full-time employment outcomes, with a median salary of $89,700 for those who have previously completed it. You can go on to find employment in various settings, including government organisations, health care settings, community settings and non-profit and international organisations. The most directly applicable roles are ones focused on the health of the population, prevention of poor health outcomes and promotion of health and wellbeing, but there are plenty of other opportunities as well. If you want to aim even higher, you can go on to study for a graduate diploma or master’s in Public Health, also available at JCU.

    Apply and Study a Grad Cert in Public Health Online

    The Graduate Certificate in Public Health at JCU is completely online, making it easy to fit around other commitments and possible to complete from anywhere in the country. It takes six months to complete full-time and one year if you study part-time. If public health is your calling, apply to study for this certificate through JCU’s online application portal. Hide additional information

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    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

    English language requirements

    Band 2

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.

    Career

    JCU Graduate Certificate of Public Health graduates are equipped with advanced skills and are employed in a wide range of healthcare settings.

    You could find employment in state and commonwealth government organisations, health care settings, community settings, non-profit and international organisations both within and beyond the health sector.

    Roles can involve work that focuses on the protection of the health of the population, prevention of poor health outcomes and promotion of health and wellbeing.

    Alternatively, go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

    Fee Information

    +total estimated tuition fee


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 19,640 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

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    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    James Cook University

    Graduate Certificate of Public Health

    James Cook University

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    Townsville

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