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Graduate Certificate of Public Health

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine

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  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Public Health requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POPH8100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (6 units)

POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health (6 units)


A minimum of 12 units from completion of 8000 level POPH Population Health courses


A maximum of 6 units from further courses listed in the Master of Public Health or the Master of Public Health (Advanced) programs not previously taken

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

  • Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or
  • Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
  • Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7; or
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

This program is available for admission for domestic students only. It can be used as an exit pathway by domestic and international students.

 

Program Indicative Fees

This program is only open to domestic students.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this program.

Indicative CSP fees $3,976

Students unsuccessful in securing a CSP can study as a DTF student. 

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF) $16,440

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this program are limited, competitive and awarded on academic merit. There is no application process for a CSP. All students commencing in Semester 2 2021 (including Winter and Spring sessions) will be ranked according to the GPA of the qualification used as the basis of admission.

For more information see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/hecs-help

Students unsuccessful in securing a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can undertake the program as domestic tuition full fee (DTF) paying students.

For more information on Domestic Tuition fees click here .

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Are you looking at changing the direction of your career to help tackle the problems facing today’s world? Or do you want to take your existing public health education to the next level? The ANU Graduate Certificate of Public Health provides you with a flexible education experience and acts as an entry point for more advanced coursework degree programs in Public Health.

It can also be used as an exit award for students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to complete a Master degree but have completed 24 units of credit toward their postgraduate program.

NOTE: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this program.
Domestic applicants offered a place to study in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2021 will be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) under the Job Ready Graduate scheme. Costs are indicated on the Admissions and Fees Tab. This fee will apply to courses completed in this Graduate Certificate within 2021 and the first half of 2022 allowing you to study part time. If you do not complete the degree by mid-2022 the remainder of your subjects will be billed on a full-fee basis from second semester (winter/spring) 2022.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

This program can be a pathway to more advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigour in the application of public health problem-solving skills.

  2. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in public health issues to both specialist and non specialist audiences

  3. Think critically, evaluate and provide solutions to complex issues in public health

Further Information

General program information

  • This program is a standalone qualification but can also be used as pathway to further postgraduate study. For detailed information on potential destination Masters programs offered by the Australian National University please check the Programs and Courses catalogue or, for quick links to programs offered by the College of Health and Medicine visit https://health.anu.edu.au/study/masters
  • Please visit the ANU Programs & Courses catalogue to check class scheduling information and mode of delivery (online or in person).


Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Public Health with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the Australian National University.

Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Public Health may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.

For more information on this program, please contact: science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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