Course Description

From 2019, our new, premium Graduate Diploma program will increase from 36 credit points to 48 credit points, providing you with more learning opportunities aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills of practitioners in the practice of public health.

Why study public health with us?

  • Apply public health principles - newly designed core units and electives will provide you with the skills needed to translate evidence and decisions into policy and practice at a national, regional and community level.

  • First class teaching - this course is taught by highly experienced academic staff who are active within the public health community and work closely with organisations such as the World Health Organisation, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Department of Health and Cancer Australia.

  • Make a real difference - you will be part of teams and involved in projects that are making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.

  • Flexible study options - you can tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle and other commitments with our flexible study options, ideal for full-time workers. The Graduate Diploma in Public Health is available 1 year full-time or up to 4 years part time, with face-to-face, online and intensive delivery opportunities.

Who should study this course?

Medical and non-medical graduates who are passionate about working to see improvements in community health programs through strategy and management.

Completion of this Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 80.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 84.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 7.4% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $75,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 006457G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNPUHEAL4000

Entry Requirements