Australian Catholic University (RTO 3578)
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Become a global health leader and build advanced knowledge for a rewarding new career with this Master of Public Health course from Australian Catholic University.
Designed for students with a health background, this rigorous qualification offers the advanced knowledge, specialised skills and key personal abilities required to build a career helping others thrive. With a social justice perspective and a focus on ethical practice, this course will enable you to deliver evidence-based, innovative and research-grounded health programs, policies and insights in your career.
This qualification is designed in line with the national Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia and the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, with reference to best-practice international concepts and frameworks for public health practice. Nationally recognised and industry-relevant, this qualification will help you excel in the competitive and dynamic world of public health practice.
With the choice of a research pathway and a capstone pathway, and online or in-classroom delivery, this course is tailored to suit your lifestyle and designed for the career you want to pursue. If working to unlock health and thriving for communities across the globe is your career goal, this qualification is your next step.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
In this health course, the subjects you may study include:
Public health units:
Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.
Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.
Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Public Health from Australian Catholic University.
A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates of Master of Public Health programs in Australia. According to a recent public health workforce study, these opportunities are typically within the public or not-for-profit sector; however, one-quarter of Master of Public Health graduates are employed in the private sector.
Approximately half of all Master of Public Health graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors.
With this qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to seek employment in a range of policy, program and analytical roles in the public health sector, both in Australia and overseas. Grounded in rigorous, best-practice research, this qualification ensures your skills are relevant and competitive in today's workplace.
Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Australian Catholic University charges fees at the beginning of each study period and offers easy upfront payment, or HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP deferred study loans for eligible students.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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