Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
Full-time or part-time
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|Study mode||Online or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|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 science, including environmental health management, law and risk assessment. Your learning will be supported by studies into public health. You’ll learn to effectively conduct environmental research and to plan, assess, implement and evaluate public health programs.
Entry requirements 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. Graduates with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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. 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.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
|2017||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).
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.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
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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