Graduate Diploma in Public Health (4704)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipPubHlth
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4704
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 051237A

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 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 Spring - please refer to 4704.2 Graduate Diploma in Public Health

For Commencement Year 2015 - please refer to 4704.1 Graduate Diploma in Public Health

The Graduate Diploma program in public health is designed for health professionals who wish to extend and consolidate both practical and research skills for public health practice. For this, students will study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods relating to public health and policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and biostatistics. This program provides an entry point to the Master of Public Health for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years 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 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.

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

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
PUBH 7011Health Advancement and Health Promotion10
Focus Subjects
HLTH 7008Introduction to Biostatistics10
PUBH 7004Communicable Diseases10
PUBH 7010Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases10
Select any 10cp level 7 subject offered across the university10
Total Credit Points80

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

Postgraduate Public Health Progression