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Graduate Certificate of Public HealthAvailable Fully Online

Study Public Health at ANU

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Graduate Certificate of Public Health as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package.

Are you looking at changing the direction of your career to help tackle the problems facing today’s world? Or do you want to take your existing public health education to the next level? The ANU Graduate Certificate of Public Health provides you with a flexible education experience and acts as an entry point for more advanced coursework degree programs in Public Health.

This program is only open to Domestic students. Depending on the courses you take, you can complete this Graduate Certificate fully online.

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Meet the Program Convenor, who will explain everything you need to know about this program, including the degree structure, learning outcomes and options for Master's study in this field.

Date & time:5–6pm 16 Jun 2021
Speakers:Dr Matthew Kelly

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigour in the application of public health problem-solving skills.
  • Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in public health issues to both specialist and non specialist audiences
  • Think critically, evaluate and provide solutions to complex issues in public health

What it's like to study Public Health

Sarp Kaya

Translating skills into health policy and practice

Sarp Kaya always wanted to work at Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and studying a Master of Public Health helped him reach that goal.

Public health student, Sai Lyons

A balancing act of full-time work and online study

Working full-time, Sai Lyons has found time to do her Masters with an all online program.

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Meet some of your teachers

Dr Matthew Kelly

Dr Kelly’s research is broadly based around health, epidemiological and demographic transitions in Southeast Asia. Of particular interest is the nutrition transition in the region towards diets high in sugars, fat and processed foods and associated rises in obesity and diet-related disease.

Public Health careers

Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability.

With a Graduate Certificate of Public Health can be a pathway to more advanced study.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Public Health with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Public Health may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

Graduate Certificate of Public Health Enquiries

For more information on our Graduate Certificates, please contact us by using the form below or via email to

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How to apply

Available intakes and application deadlines

Semester 2 (26 July 2021 start)
Notes to all applicants

The Graduate Certificate of Public Health can be completed full-time in the second half of 2021. Applicants should note that some of the courses listed in the Program Requirements have prerequisites which could reduce the number of courses available for enrolment.  Please contact for further information.

Entry requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Find detailed information on admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Public Health on the handbook website.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. They will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.


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