Highlights

  • Choose an elective area of study such as community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management, and general studies in psychology.
  • Complete 185 hours of professional placements, both in Australia and overseas, to gain real experience and industry contacts.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in health education and promotion, policy development, epidemiology, risk management and disease prevention.

Highlights

  • Choose an elective area of study such as community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management, and general studies in psychology.
  • Complete 185 hours of professional placements, both in Australia and overseas, to gain real experience and industry contacts.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in health education and promotion, policy development, epidemiology, risk management and disease prevention.

Why choose this course?

This course offers the flexibility to concentrate your studies in areas that align with career opportunities. You will choose five elective units from areas that include community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management and general studies in psychology. You can also tailor the program with further study for a career as a registered environmental health officer or occupational health and safety officer.

An understanding of the biological, social, cultural, economic and physical factors that underpin the health of a community can be applied to many health disciplines. You will be taught by professionals with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, research, policy development and health service management. Our graduates are strategic thinkers who can apply their knowledge to develop innovative solutions that create improved health and quality of life for everyone.

Real-world learning

During this course, you will complete 185 hours of professional placement. This provides an opportunity for you to work alongside industry professionals and contribute to real projects. These may be completed in metropolitan and regional areas in Queensland, or overseas. Recently, our students have been placed with non-government organisations such as Cancer Council Queensland and the Heart Foundation, community and advocacy groups, and internationally with our partners in Vietnam, Cambodia, and India.

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What to expect

Public health professionals develop and deliver health initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of whole populations, locally and on a global scale. They may specialise in preventing the spread of disease, promoting health services, developing policies and practices that deliver fair and equitable health systems, creating safer work environments, investigating sustainable environmental practices, advocating for minority groups, or encouraging communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in a complementary area such as nursing, human services or professional communication.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Many graduates work in local, state or national health departments. Their role may focus on health education and promotion, policy development, epidemiology, risk management and disease prevention. Graduates may also work in nongovernment and community organisations, as project officers in international health agencies, or even become social entrepreneurs.

By completing further study such as a graduate diploma or masters degree, you can specialise in disease control; health promotion; health, safety and the environment; or health management.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Possible careers

  • Administrator
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Epidemiologist
  • Government Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Home Economist
  • Information Officer
  • Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Research Assistant

Details and units

Requirements

OP
13
Selection rank
72.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
PU52
QTAC code
425372
CRICOS code
077691J
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 72
OP 13
Selection rank 72
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 13
OP 13
Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
13
Rank
72
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $9,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2021 fees

2021: $35,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2020 fees

2020: $33,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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