Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Public Health

University of Queensland

6 months
17384 AUD/year
11919 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are curious, enjoy solving problems and have a desire to make a lasting impact on the health of communities and populations, then a Public Health program offered at the University of Queensland will start your journey. 


The Public Health program offered at the University of Queensland is a 6-month program which lets you explore patterns of health and disease and develop skills to help minimise the number of people affected by preventable illness, disease, injury or death.

You'll benefit from a program that is evidence-based, comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as AusAID, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and international ministries of health.

During your study, you'll complete 4 core courses from a range of different options. Core courses introduce topics and disciplines relevant to public health, including environmental health, health promotion, epidemiology, health systems, and biostatistics.

Career possibilities 

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Public health medical registrar
  • Environmental health officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Health Promotion in Public Health 
  • Health Systems  
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE : 037400A 

  • An approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare or public health setting.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health or Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Speech Therapy
  • Veterinary Sciences.
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17384 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17384 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    11919 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11919 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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