Public health professionals are required to assess and respond to emerging public health issues. The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support provides an introduction to health sciences, focusing on public health support.
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Study Public Health Support
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.
This course offers a pathway to the Diploma of Health Science. If you wish to continue with further studies, the Diploma offers a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science.
The units covered in this course include;
- Professional Health Competencies
- Communication in Health
- Public Health
- Approaches to Health Promotion
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one unit at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one unit at a time. All of our units are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the course structure is outlined in our handbook.
Fees and delivery
The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) quoted above is an indication only of the student contribution to tuition fees for this program for 2021 and does not include other fees and charges. Actual tuition fees are calculated when you enrol.
Fees are subject to annual increases. The above indicative fee is based on completing this program in 2021.
Other fees: Students are required to pay the Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and may also be required to purchase textbooks or other course materials.
For more details, consult Student Contribution Bands
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
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This program may open the door to a career in:
- Health services
- Health promotion
- Public health
- Disease prevention
- Community engagement
- Health administration
Health services officer
Health Services Officers develop, support and coordinate health programs and services for the benefit of communities.
Health promotion worker
Health Promotion workers identify and address priority health and wellbeing issues and deliver population health interventions. They develop and implement health promotion programs and evaluate their effectiveness.
Quality improvement officer
Quality Improvement Officers can be involved in the strategic planning and supervision of quality and safety activities at major metropolitan hospitals or for an area health service.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Community Engagement / Event Coordinators increase knowledge and awareness of positive health behaviours within the population through primary prevention information.
Related study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.