Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control

Make a difference in public health by building your expertise on the control and elimination of communicable diseases in times of crisis, including epidemics and pandemics, natural disasters and man-made conflicts. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in epidemiology, infection control and the interaction of environmental factors and human and animal health. This knowledge and skill set will allow you to advocate for, develop and implement tailored responses to communicable disease outbreaks, reducing risks to communities.


In Queensland for median graduate salary, $116,400* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine


In Australia for learning resources* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine


In Queensland for student support, teaching quality and overall experience* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Medicine z


Available to off-shore students only


  • Online: February, July



+total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


6 months full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in health or closely related discipline; or at least 5 years’ experience in a health profession

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

Course Code


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Real stories

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    Dr Diana P. Rojas

    Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    A transdisciplinary approach, One Health, that recognises the interconnections between people, animals, and their shared environment is the key approach to control the known communicable diseases threats and prevent new ones from emerging. Join us to get the skills to help prevent the next outbreak or pandemic.

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    Lars Henning

    Associate Professor

    Having worked and lived in Asia and Africa, I have seen the impact CDC experts can have on outcome of epidemics. JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Communicable Disease Control consists of a unique set of subjects that will prepare you for the challenges lying ahead. Be sure the next outbreak will come.