Graduate Certificate of Public Health

If you are a health professional and you want to upgrade your skills, choosing a Graduate Certificate of Public Health will help you to develop core public health competencies. You can continue to work as you study at James Cook University (JCU), as this course is offered externally or via a mix of external and limited attendance and block mode study at JCU's Townsville campus.

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This course requires some on-campus attendance


  • Online: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee

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


1 year part-time

Entry Requirements

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

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Real stories

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    Nathan Dawes

    Master of Public Health

    JCU’s Public Health courses are facilitated by dedicated, experienced staff who recognise each student as an individual and with a unique set of postgraduate circumstances. A must do for any health care practitioner wishing to further themselves.

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    Associate Professor Stephanie Topp

    Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

    In Public Health and Tropical Medicine, we have an unusually broad range of subjects that allows students to tailor their Master degree to meet any one of the many options that public health graduates have. This includes aeromedical retrieval, tropical medicine, communicable disease control and humanitarian work