Graduate Certificate in Public Health (4705)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertPubHlth
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4705
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101794

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

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health comprise subjects that provide students with a range of critical, research and practical skills in the areas of public health and policy analysis, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The program will suit students who seek an introduction to public health. It also provides an entry point to the Graduate Diploma in Public Health 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

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 or master degree in any discipline


A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in any discipline and two years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline


Three 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 must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 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 and International 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.

Program Structure

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
Focus Subject
HLTH 7008Introduction to Biostatistics10
Total Credit Points40

Students: for further information on recommended progression please click the below link

Postgraduate Public Health Progression