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Graduate Diploma of Public Health

The Graduate Diploma of Public Health from CQUniversity Australia is part of the CQUniversity suite of Public Health courses. It continues the application of a social-ecological model of health to public health education.

This model which is strongly aligned with contemporary trends and challenges in public health provides the basis of innovative interventions for social change. Unlike other Public Health courses that traditionally focus on the medical model of health, the Graduate Diploma of Public Health at CQUniversity will also incorporate a social perspective of public health skills, knowledge and practice. The Public Health program from CQUniversity Australia has more depth of content than the Graduate Certificate in Public Health and includes a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary opportunity to combine your public health studies with another field of study.

In this innovative course, the origins and evolution of public health and the underlying principles of community-based and community-led public health will be explored. The social-ecological model of health forms the basis of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health and you will be introduced to complex adaptive systems thinking and how this influences the way we think about public health.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year full-time
Intake: March, July
Tuition Fee: AUD 30 720 per year
Location: Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Online


You can also work on projects for government and non-government organisations relating to a number of health fields including health promotion and health administration.

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CQUniversity offers a wide variety of transport and safety science courses and units focused on improving community and workplace health.

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Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in transport and safety sciences, our broad and ever-growing range of courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from accident forensics, occupational health and safety, emergency services, public health and work health and safety.

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A number of our transport and safety sciences courses and units allow you to choose between on-campus or online study, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. You may choose to study by online study while you work in the industry, allowing you to gain practice experience and earn while you learn.

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CQUniversity courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

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