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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This Graduate Diploma in Public Health at University of Tasmania introduces and consolidates fundamental principles of public health in Australia and globally. It encourages students to think broadly about the factors that affect health and wellbeing including social, environmental, cultural, economic, political and structural issues. 


It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to address challenges to public health through effective public health practice that is collaborative and multidisciplinary. The public health graduate program has been developed in close collaboration with industry. 

This ensures that teaching is linked closely into current policy and practice and builds on the networks that are essential to effective public health practice. This program is relevant to those who work within public health as well as those wanting to move into the field of public health. 

The Master of Public Health comprises coursework and research and involves specialisation into one of four streams which are Epidemiology, Environment, Disease and Food, Health Services and Remote and Polar Health.

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health at University of Tasmania is able to be completed entirely via distance study methods but can be supported with optional mixed method delivery in some components of study at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Roselle campuses particularly through shortcourse intensives.

Career outcomes

The Masters of Public Health will strengthen the careers of health professionals in the discipline of public health and offer other graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in public health.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Systems Thinking in Public Health
  • The Australian Health System in Context
  • Needs Assessment and Evaluation in Health
  • Introduction to Remote and Polar Medicine
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      This course may not be available to international students.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Standard Entry requires an undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution.  This includes a process to assess the equivalency of qualifications received from overseas institutions as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Alternative Entry

Where standard entry is not able to be met the following criteria for alternative entry will be considered by the relevant Course Coordinator -

  • Five years of relevant work experience (Specific occupations, workplace settings and industries are more relevant for specific courses and will receive greater weighting in consideration) demonstrating the relevance of the course;
  • A record of high achievement in any other qualifications or uncompleted undergraduate qualifications such as Distinction average; and
  • An assessment of the prospective student's capacity to successfully undertake postgraduate study including reading, writing, analysis and research.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

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