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Australia / New Zealand students

International students

COURSE

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

GD-PUBHL

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

Our public health courses are multidisciplinary and designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. Whether you already work in public health or want to move into this field, our courses can prepare you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging public health issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment.

In this course you will undertake advanced coursework in public health that is specifically designed to broaden your knowledge, competence and skills.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health or a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion once you have completed certain units.

This course builds upon the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Please note: The fieldwork component of this course is optional.

What you'll learn

  • apply a systematic and coherent body of knowledge to a range of public health contexts
  • think critically to generate and evaluate complex ideas and propose possible solutions
  • critically analyse and evaluate information drawn from multiple public health data sources
  • use appropriate skills and tools to transfer complex knowledge to a variety of audiences
  • use current technologies applicable to public health
  • ability to transfer knowledge from one context to another within public health
  • analyse the effects of environment, culture and economic development on public health outcomes
  • apply theories of social justice to issues of inequity and social disadvantage as they impact on individuals and communities
  • demonstrate well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a public health practitioner

Why study Graduate Diploma in Public Health

  • Learn to measure public health and explore major problems in both developed and developing countries.
  • These courses will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

A bachelor degree from a tertiary institution, preferably in health, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application. 

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

A bachelor degree from a tertiary institution preferably in health, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management.

If you are studying in Australia on a student visa, you must study on-campus and full-time.

Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

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.

$22,500*

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.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,700*
Total indicative course fee $36,700*
Indicative essential incidental course fee $25 *

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where you can study

View the academic calendar for semester and trimester start dates.

Bentley Campus

On Campus and Online
Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

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

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-PUBHL
  • CRICOS code: 080069E
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018