Graduate Certificate in Public Health

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health will introduce you to the social-ecological model of health that forms the basis of community-based and community-led public health. This approach reflects contemporary trends in public health and provides the basis of innovative interventions for social change. You will explore the origins and evolution of public health and the underlying principles of community-based and community-led public health. You will be introduced to complex adaptive systems thinking and how this influences the way we think about public health. You will also have the opportunity to select two electives from other public health units to best meet your needs. Public health is a dynamic and broad discipline and completing the units in this degree will help you develop skills and knowledge in complex adaptive systems thinking, social and environmental determinants of health, participatory and pragmatic approaches to public health issues, including strengths-based as well as disease prevention.

Structure

4 units (24 credit points)

Subjects

  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification
  • OrA completed AQF Diploma with a minimum of two years relevant employment experience in health care or the public health sector*
  • OrA minimum of Five years employment experience in health care or public health sector
  • OrCurrent registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) and a letter of employment demonstrating a minimum 3 years employment in a setting which requires the use of nursing skills.*Relevant employment experience includes employment in health care or public health field such as health practice and/or administration/management/leadership roles within health-related organisations.Employment experience must be demonstrated in the form of an official letter of employment, presented on company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure that the letter contains your full name, position title, duties performed and length of service.English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full tie with a minimum overall GPA 4.0completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset
  • OrTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test)
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • OrAn Occupational English Test with Grade of C in each of the four components.English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Melbourne International: $17,040 No
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
CQUniversity Sydney International: $17,040 Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online Study International: $17,040 No
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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