Graduate Certificate in Global Health

Available to:
Domestic students only.
  • Melbourne

1 year part-time

Domestic students


ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Global Health equips graduates with the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in global health to advocate for and contribute to health and well-being of communities and populations throughout the world with an ethical, social justice perspective.

On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of global health, with special emphasis on advocacy, cultural responsiveness, humanitarianism and sustainable development. Graduates should also be able to use evidence to support, critique and implement global health actions, policies or interventions.

You will be equipped to engage in health improvement, promotion and protection, and contribute to the betterment of public health be preventing disease and prolonging life. You will learn to not just implement policies and programs that improve global health, but to actively influence global health policies and programs.

Articulation from this course into the Master of Public Health is available.

Course duration

1 year part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units


Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points


Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $9744 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have an undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

Analytical and program/project-based roles are common destinations for graduates.

Pathways to further study

Graduates can progress to a Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy).

Contacts for future students


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