Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

Develop the skills to provide coordinated and informed public health responses to humanitarian emergencies and disaster events in Australia and internationally with this specialised course. Building on your existing healthcare qualifications and knowledge, you will learn how to best engage with displaced persons, manage response and recovery systems, and become a leader in areas of prevention, policy and planning.

Access the best

Research ranked above world class* *ERA 2018, Medicine and Health Services

Access expertise

Connect with leading lecturers and industry experts in small classes

A global perspective

Develop skills to take you all over the world



  • Cairns: February, July




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^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


1 year part-time

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

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    Sandra Downing

    Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

    Our subject coordinators and guest lecturers have spent time in the field, both internationally and domestically, in disaster and humanitarian emergency situations. They are able to relay personal experiences and model invaluable 'on-the-job' practical skills for our students.