Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD049
CRICOS 019816D

Be an advocate for health 

Public health is a broad discipline that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and populations. Public health practitioners assess large-scale issues and come up with policy-based strategies to tackle them. 

Our graduate diploma is ideal for professionals looking to advance their career in the public health sector.

What will you do?

This qualification can be completed in one year of full-time study. You will:

  • complete four core courses and four electives
  • study the organisation and delivery of public health services
  • gain insight into relevant social, cultural, economic and environmental factors
  • explore policies and practices that support and improve health.

Where could it take you?

Graduates who meet entry requirements can progress to further study with the Master of Public Health. As a public health professional you might design and implement educational campaigns and programs. You could work with communities to manage local health problems. Perhaps you’ll keep the public informed during times of crisis.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD049
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD049

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 019816D
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
    How to Apply
    Application information for international students
    Important application deadlines for international students 
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $25,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $36,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Graduate Diploma in Public Health enables professionals to further their career in organisations focusing on the prevention of  disease and health promotion, as well as protecting and improving the health of communities. Graduates have successful careers as public health officers, ministerial advisors, analysts, community development officers and project and research officers.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Public Health, Public Health Officer, Ministerial Adviser, Non Government Organisation Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Adviser, Development Officer, Project Development Manager, Project Manager, Project Officer, Education Officer / Educator, Public Health Management

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete 2 core courses in Public Health and 6 elective courses in thematic areas in Public Health.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses:
    Electives - Select 2 courses from the following:
    Select 4 courses from the following:

    Assessment

    Exams, presentations and written assignments.

  • Related Degrees

  • Further Study

    Students who meet entry requirements can progress to the Master of Public Health via the Graduate Diploma in Public Health.
  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019