Graduate Diploma of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

A career in public health offers the chance to positively impact communities by improving the health and wellbeing of populations. Taught by leading academics, the Graduate Diploma in Public Health empowers students to think creatively about the various social, cultural, economic and environmental factors that affect health and illness in populations. Offering insight into the organisation and delivery of public and clinical health services, including policies and practices that both support and improve people's health, the diploma is ideal for professionals looking to advance their career in the field of public health. The diploma consists of a total of eight courses; four core Public Health courses and four electives, and can be completed in one year of full-time study. Graduates who meet entry requirements can progress to further study with the Master of Public Health.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,000
International: $34,500

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent. All applicants must provide an additional entry form directly to the School of Public Health within ten working days of submitting their application. The additional entry form includes a written statement of 500 words (maximum) on an applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the degree and a Curriculum Vitae (CV).


Students complete 2 core courses in Public Health and 6 elective courses in thematic areas in Public Health.

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

Study Pathways:

Programs that lead into this award: Graduate Certificate In Public Health. Further study on completion of this award: Master of Public Health or PhD.


This award is well known to the South Australian Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, as well as the Public Health Association of Australia, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and other relevant public health bodies.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Health Promotion Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 1 year
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 2 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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