Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Build healthy communities.Develop or further your career in public health practice, research and management with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, recognised nationally and internationally as the credential for a career in public health. With an understanding of how local, national and international health systems are structured and operate, you'll be capable of planning and delivering effective programs to address our most challenging health issues. You will focus on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasises and analyses the important interactions between the social, biological, economic and environmental determinants of health. Throughout, there is opportunity for you to apply this analytical skill set to research, plan, implement and evaluate population-based interventions that protect and promote health. This graduate certificate provides you the opportunity to focus on the area of public health that interests you. The diverse range of core and electives courses in areas such as nutrition, health promotion, environmental health, climate change, program planning and health services management, ensures you can tailor your studies to your own circumstances and aspirations. Industry and expert connections As part of your studies, you will learn alongside other public health graduates and professionals in a multi-disciplinary class environment. There are a range of different opportunities you will have to interact with your student peers, even if you're working online, including in seminars and group assignments. You'll also learn collaboratively from some of Australia's leading public health academics. Graduate outcomes Public health offers a diverse range of careers, including in private and hospitals, community health organisations, international aid, government departments, non-profit organisations, and more. With this graduate certificate, you'll have the expertise to specialise in public health within your existing field. This graduate certificate also offers pathways for further study in the Master of Public Health and the Master of Global Public Health. FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.


  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health
  • Environment and Population Health
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices
  • Global Health Systems
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Social Determinants of Health

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higherRelated Diploma and relevant work experienceRelevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health with a GPA of 4.0 or higher will be eligible for admission into one of the following programs: Master of Public Health (5263) Master of Global Public Health (5725)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $18,000 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online International: $10,750 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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