Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support (7171)

  • Approved Abbreviation: UGCPubHlthS
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7171
  • AQF Level: 5

This program has been suspended from 2023.

This program applies to students who commenced in Block B, 2021 or later.

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

For Commencement Year 2020 - please refer to 7171.1 Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support

The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support provides an introduction to health sciences, focussing on public health support. Public health professionals are required to assess and respond to emerging public health issues. Public health workers support a variety of settings, including health departments, community organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, corporate wellness programs, centres for disease control, environmental protection agencies and basic research initiatives.

Study Mode

Six months full-time. 

Program Advice

Mitchell Liddle

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

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission. 

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.


Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 1016Professional Competencies in Health (UG Cert)10
COMM 1043Communication in Health (UG Cert)10
PUBH 1014Public Health (UG Cert)10
PUBH 1013Health Promotion Theory and Approaches (UG Cert)10
Total Credit Points40