Environmental Health Practice

Flinders University

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
9500 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice from Flinders University aims to provide you with the professional qualifications to enter or enhance career opportunities in the area of environmental health. 


Environmental health is the study of how the environment impacts on our health – the physical, biological, chemical and sociological factors external to us that determine our health and wellbeing. Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that affect our health, such as water, food, air, buildings and waste.

This Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice from Flinders University provides you with advanced knowledge in the theory and application of environmental health and environmental health risk assessment.

Both programs cater for national and international students through the teaching of globally relevant concepts and through the opportunity to undertake risk assessment and applied research in the environmental health area within Flinders University or their existing workplace.


Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice will be qualified to practise as EHOs anywhere in Australia. Some further study may be required for international students to be recognised under their domestic legislation.

Graduates of the masters program will be qualified for employment in both the public and private sector, especially local government, state health departments, private environmental consulting firms and mining companies. They will be qualified to practise as EHOs anywhere in Australia and anywhere that recognises EHA accreditation. Graduates will gain the project management, research, communication and report writing skills that are critical to the senior and specialist roles in environmental health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Health Concepts
  • Environmental Health Policy, Management and Administration
  • Public Health Toxicology
  • Food Safety
  • Sustainable Development - Health Issues
  • Legislation Relevant to Environmental Health
  • Microbiology and Communicable Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester full-time (18 units or equivalent) in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, microbiology, physiology and life sciences. 

However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. 

CRICOS: This online course is available to international students to study externally (online) from outside Australia. It is not available to international students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Environmental Health Practice
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