Move your career this year
The Australian health sector needs more leaders with top knowledge and insights. To help advance the country’s health system, there is a focus on areas such as public health, health administration, health economics and digital health.
Take advantage of current government subsidies and upgrade your qualifications. Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are now available for graduate certificate courses identified as influential for improving Australia’s health system, including our health economics, public health and health administration programs. Learn more.
Note: Subsidies available for Australian and New Zealand citizens only
Why study a postgrad in health?
Take a step at a time
We’ve created our postgrad courses so that you can build your qualifications progressively if you choose.
You can complete a graduate certificate in just six months, then obtain full credits to study a graduate diploma, and then progress to your masters degree.
Be flexible with your study
Because most postgrad students must balance work commitments, and perhaps family life, we’ve designed our courses so that you can study fully online at the times that suit you.
Build superior connections
The lecturers and researchers that teach our practical courses collaborate with the WA Primary Health Alliance, the WA Department of Health, the WA Country Health Service and other government and non-government organisations outside of health.
These connections offer you valuable industry insights and engagement and placement opportunities.
Explore our courses
Dr Andy Robertson, Chief Health Officer, WA Department of Health
Some of the real benefits I found from doing my degrees at Curtin was how applicable they were to my daily work, and how they prepared me for future roles, both in public health and in medical administration.
The advice I would provide to my younger self would be to seize opportunities as they arise, particularly if they’re outside my comfort zone.
I’m very grateful to Curtin University for preparing me so well to do the job I do today.
David Lim, Master of Health Administration
If you want to improve health system processes and patient outcomes, this is definitely the course for you. I enjoyed learning about how different health systems work in different countries from a systems perspective and understanding how different users of the health system interact with each other. I’ve also been provided with networking and work placement opportunities because of Curtin’s strong ties to health organisations.
Elizabeth Connor, Master of Public Health
I found that my public health knowledge strengthened significantly throughout my studies, particularly in relation to research skills and understandings of public health policy, politics, social determinants and program development, implementation and evaluation. These learnings are currently helping to bring a public health lens to the work I’m doing in the non-government mental health field.
Dr Kumar Deep, Master of Public Health
The course taught me a range of conceptual knowledge and practical skills to support public health action across educational, organisational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains, including in health monitoring, disease prevention and health promotion. I have employed these skills in my role as Regional Manager and Head of Department – Public Health for the WA Country Health Service.
How we’re making a difference
From joining forces with the WA Country Health Service to transform regional healthcare delivery to utilising big data to detect early signs of kidney disease, our academics are making a difference to help change lives for the better.
Food security starts with combating climate change
Curtin-led research has found climate change will have a substantial impact on global food production and health if consumers, food industries and governments take no action.
Harnessing the power of big data
For Curtin University Professors Suzanne Robinson and Nick Golding, big data is a central component of their respective research projects. Professor Robinson is using big data to detect early signs of chronic kidney disease, while Professor Golding is modelling the spread of COVID-19 using anonymised smartphone data, to assist in preparing the government to manage an outbreak.
Transforming regional healthcare delivery
Curtin has joined forces with the WA Country Health Service to transform the way healthcare is delivered to people living in regional and remote areas, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Curtin-led projects to address urgent community health needs in WA
A raft of health-based projects led by Curtin University have been awarded nearly $1.5 million dollars in funding by Healthway and West Australian Future Health Research and Innovation (WAFHRI) Fund in recognition of their potential to provide real-life outcomes for the community.