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Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

GradDipEnvHlth(Curtin) - GD-ENVHL Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July

Please note: There are no commonwealth supported places available for Semester 2, 2017 intake.

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Please note: There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places available in 2018 for this course. These places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Australian Government pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. Learn more about Commonwealth supported places and whether you’re eligible by visiting the StudyAssist website.

The effective management of the health needs of a community requires sensitivity to public expectation and an equitable balance of science, law, environmental and social factors; and sustainability. This course will give you the professional skills to identify, assess, evaluate and control environmental hazards.

In this course you will undertake a range of coursework units covering the core aspects of environmental health, including environmental health management, law, food safety and risk assessment.

Your learning will be supported by foundation studies into public health. The course also contains a practicum unit that requires 100 hours of work experience in an environmental health workplace.

Upon completion of this course you will be eligible for appointment as an Environmental Health Officer in local government, or in various positions in state and federal government as well as in private industry.

Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in a related discipline including public health, human biology, food technology, environmental science, biology, chemistry and allied health.

The Environmental Health Australia Accreditation Framework stipulates that applicants are required to have at least one full-time semester in core science subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology, life science and microbiology. Graduates without these core units, or graduates with a degree from other disciplines, may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units.

Please note: There are no commonwealth supported places available for Semester 2, 2017 intake.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $23,000*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Please note: There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places available in 2018 for this course. These places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Australian Government pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. Learn more about Commonwealth supported places and whether you’re eligible by visiting the StudyAssist website.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by Environmental Health Australia and also the Western Australian Environmental Health Officers Professional Review Board.

In Western Australia, if you wish to be appointed to positions in local government, depending on your previous work experience, you may be required to undertake a workplace practicum. 

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Upon graduation you could work in government positions at local, state and federal levels. At a local level you may be employed as an Environmental Health Officer, while at state and federal levels you could work in departments across both health and environment areas. You may also find employment in private industry, which could include food and resource sectors. 


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