Graduate Certificate in Health Science (4701)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertHlthSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4701
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 074199A

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2016 to 2020 - please refer to 4701.2 Graduate Certificate in Health Science

For Commencement Year 2015 - please refer to 4701.1 Graduate Certificate in Health Science

The Graduate Certificate in Health Science provides current health professionals or those wishing to move into this sector a short, albeit comprehensive, exposure to contemporary issues in health care. It explores the socioeconomic and epidemiological determinants of health and disease, providing a sound knowledge of the use of healthcare data for decision-making. It provides an entry point to the Diploma in Health Science for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


Applicants must have either

An undergraduate degree or higher in a relevant health-related discipline,


3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Total Credit Points40

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Public Health Progression