Undergraduate Certificate in 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.  

Pathway Options

This program 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. 

Program structure

The subjects covered in this program 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 subject at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one subject at a time. All of our subjects are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.

More information about the program structure is outlined in our handbook

Fees and delivery

Fees: $4794

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 program 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.

Delivery: Online

This program is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.

Start your unlimited journey today.

To discuss your study options, call our friendly Student Support Team on 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au.

Meet one of our students

Want to learn more about our student success stories?

"At Western, I was given the option of continuing into a Diploma of Health Science, with all the subjects that I completed in the Undergraduate Certificate recognised.  "

— Sarah Harrison. Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.