Graduate Certificate in Public Health

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    6 months full-time or 12 months part-time

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Project Manager | Program Manager | Community Health Worker | Public Policy Adviser | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Build your health career. Strengthen population health and wellbeing with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health at La Trobe University. 

    Gain vital skills, up-to-date insights into public health and learn how you can help prevent the outbreak of diseases and protect and improve community health. Explore public health practice, approaches to public health problems and how to conceive, create and evaluate achievable public health initiatives. Plus learn about different social and cultural perspectives. 

    Use your background in health to gain advanced knowledge, specialised skills and key personal abilities required to build a career helping others thrive. You'll graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to seek employment in a range of coordination, management, operational and administrative roles in the public health sector, within Australia and overseas.


  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this public health course, the subject you may study include: 

    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Health Policy Development and Implementation
    • Health Policy Promotion Strategy and Practice
    • Health Systems
    • Principles of Public Health
    • Public Health Responses
    • Social and Cultural Perspective in Public Health
    • Systems Thinking and Leaderships
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    When you graduate, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from La Trobe University. 

    With this qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to jump straight into a career in policy, program and analytical roles in the public health sector. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in government could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is AU $13,800.

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).


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