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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

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.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statement on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,380*
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.

*These fees are a guide only. They are based on a first year full-time study load. How much you'll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Some courses require additional study to be completed and in this case, the total course fee will be higher than that shown. The total cost will also 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.

These fees do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. Visit our other fees and charges page for more information about this.

For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit the fee basics webpage or the Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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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