Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health enables graduates to confidently work with communities to contribute to effective and sustainable public health practices, both nationally and internationally. You'll gain an insight into the challenges involved in system-level change to improve the health of our vulnerable communities and also the range of career opportunities available in public health.

What you will study

In addition to completing a postgraduate academic skills subject that will provide you with skills to take forward in your cousre, you will study the social complexities of health and select two subjects from the Master of Public Health degree.

UAC 935102

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online Wollongong

Course Code

1130

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants with other relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Registered Nurses) and at least two years' relevant work experience may also be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health will count as credit towards the Master of Public Health upon successful transfer.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,520 (2021)

$11,520 (2021)

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$11,520 (2021)

$11,520 (2021)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International students should liaise with the Faculty for information regarding course availability.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$14,856 (2021)

$14,856 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 17 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2021 Autumn

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 17 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 17 January 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2021 Spring

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the social determinants of health, including local, national, global, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander considerations.
2 Apply appropriate strategies to critically analyse population health information to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex public health problems.
3 Effectively communicate public health knowledge, skills and ideas to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4 Reflect on and apply appropriate ethical, professional, public and personal behaviours within a range of contexts relevant to public health.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires the successful completion of a total of 24 credit points in accordance with the subject progression table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
HAS 820 Academic Skills for Postgraduate Social Science Students 6 Autumn, Spring
HAS 944 Social Complexities and Health 6 Autumn
Plus two subjects from the following:
HAS 943 Health in All Policies 6 Autumn
HAS 947 Introduction to Epidemiology 6 Autumn, Spring
HAS 950 Project Planning and Evaluation 6 Autumn
HAS 953 Food and Health 6 Autumn
HAS 946 Health Research Methodology 6 Spring
HAS 948 Health Promotion 6 Spring
HAS 951 Public Health Communication 6 Spring
HAS 952 Health Promotion Theories and Models 6 Spring

 

Course Structure for the Federal Government Scheme Short Course Program

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health through the Federal Government Scheme are required to complete the subjects listed in the table below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
HHAS820 Academic Skills for Postgraduate Social Science Students 6 Spring
HHAS952 Health Promotion Theories and Models 6 Spring
HHAS945Introduction to Biostatistics 6 Spring
HHAS948 Health Promotion 6 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page. 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW is home to public health researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise you to build your own research career through our public health projects and our research seminar series. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks so that you are competitive in the workforce.