Public Health

Edith Cowan University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
33200 AUD/year
21350 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Public health is a broad area that's generally concerned with improving health and well-being by carrying out actions that will have an impact at a population or whole-of-community level. Graduate Diploma of Public Health program is offered at Edith Cowan University.


Graduate Diploma of Public Health offered at Edith Cowan University  practitioners are health professionals who have the skills required to help individuals and communities to have greater control over their health and well-being, and to influence organisational and political environments in ways that lead to better health for all.

Current Australian priorities for public health are to reduce health disparities between different population groups and to positively influence social, economic, physical and biological factors that play a role in determining overall health outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, technical and interpretative skills to investigate and evaluate complex psychosocial and health issues in authentic situations.
  • Communicate advanced public health knowledge, concepts and ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrate high level independent judgement and management skills by planning, implementing and evaluating a substantial public health study.

Employment opportunities

Graduates would be suited to roles in the government, not-for-profit or health advocacy sectors.

Possible future job titles

Health Promotion Officer, Project Officer, Health Education Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Leadership 
  • Diversity, Culture and Health 
  • Communicable Disease 
  • Law and Ethical Issues 
  • Maternal, Child and Youth Health 
  • Drug Use and Addictive Behaviours 
  • Ageing, Health and Wellbeing 
  • Public Health Planning and Evaluation 
  • Principles of Environmental Health 
  • Occupational Health Management 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Food Vision 
  • Applied Food Science and Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 071517E

  • It is desirable that all applicants demonstrate their commitment to the field of public health. Evidence may include, but is not limited to: publication of written work on a public health issue in the media or in a professional publication, membership of a community or professional group dedicated to public health-related goals, volunteer or paid work experience in a community organisation that seeks to advance the interests of a disadvantaged population or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21350 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Public Health
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