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COURSE

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

GD-ENVHL

TAUGHT BY: School of Public Health

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

The effective management of the health needs of a community requires sensitivity to public expectation and an equitable balance of science, law, environmental and social factors; and sustainability. This course will give you the professional skills to identify, assess, evaluate and control environmental hazards.

In this course you will undertake a range of coursework units covering the core aspects of environmental health, including environmental health management, law, food safety and risk assessment.

Your learning will be supported by foundation studies into public health. The course also contains a practicum unit that requires 100 hours of work experience in an environmental health workplace.

Upon completion of this course you will be eligible for appointment as an Environmental Health Officer in local government, or in various positions in state and federal government as well as in private industry.

Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.

What you'll learn

  • apply sustainable environmental health principles and practices to enhance the health and well-being of populations
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to environmental health; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to practice
  • communicate at an advanced level with individuals and groups and advocate for the improvement of health conditions
  • effectively use new and existing technologies relevant to environmental health practice
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development in environmental health practice
  • recognise and apply international perspectives to environmental health
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • work professionally and ethically across a range of settings

Why study Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

  • Our practical, hands-on courses ensure our graduates are job-ready.
  • Our staff are highly knowledgeable, friendly and supportive.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by Environmental Health Australia and also the Western Australian Environmental Health Officers Professional Review Board.

In Western Australia, if you wish to be appointed to positions in local government, depending on your previous work experience, you may be required to undertake a workplace practicum. 

Career information

Upon graduation you could work in government positions at local, state and federal levels. At a local level you may be employed as an Environmental Health Officer, while at state and federal levels you could work in departments across both health and environment areas. You may also find employment in private industry, which could include food and resource sectors. 

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in a related discipline including public health, human biology, food technology, environmental science, biology, chemistry and allied health.

The Environmental Health Australia Accreditation Framework stipulates that applicants are required to have at least one full-time semester in core science subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology, life science and microbiology. Graduates without these core units, or graduates with a degree from other disciplines, may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

Please note: This course is not available to international students studying in Australia. International students can only take this course externally (online) in their country of origin.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2018

Student type Cost

Commonwealth supported

What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?

A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.

$9,380*

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$23,000*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on [offering.credits] credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

No international fee data available

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: GD-ENVHL
  • This offering was last updated on: September 23, 2018