Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold:

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

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative program fee 2015: AUD$ 8000

Actual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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Enquiries for Australian students

School of Public Health

Email: enquiries@sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5345

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold:

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

    CRICOS Code: 037400A

    English Proficiency

    IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative program fee: AUD$ 13680

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is not eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. View program eligibility.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Public Health?

This program introduces health professionals from a range of backgrounds to the key elements of public health. It allows them to explore population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses to these. It introduces the necessary skills for analysing the patterns of disease in populations, their determinants and associated factors and provides an overview of behaviours that contribute to disease in the community, and the development and implementation of appropriate interventions. Very limited Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students as elective courses only are offered.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold:

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

    Additional application information

    Both the Defence and Standard fields of study are a mixture of internal and external delivery. All core courses are offered internally and externally. If a student wishes to complete the program either entirely by internal or external delivery the choice of courses is more limited.

    Apply online

    Apply online to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health .

    Closing date

    To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

    To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold:

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

    Additional application requirements

    View country categories here.

    Visa requirements

    CRICOS Code: 037400A

    International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

    Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

    English proficiency

    IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

    How to apply

    Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

    Click here for application procedures for International students.

    Closing date

    To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

    To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

    This program is not eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. View program eligibility.

    Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative program fee 2015: AUD$ 8000

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative program fee: AUD$ 13680

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Careers

The Public Health program benefits:

  • health professionals interested in moving into the public health area;
  • mid-career health professionals seeking advancement in their area of work; and
  • clinicians wishing to broaden their range of expertise and/or move into management.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Health Service Executives
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #8 from the GCPH List in the chosen field. Refer to the GCPH rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health