This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens


  • Ideal for professionals looking to specialise in an area of health.
  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options -  on campus or externally, online learning, or block attendance.
  • Students may specialise in: emergency and disaster management, environmental health, health policy and planning, health promotion, health services innovation, health services management, occupational health and safety, or quality and patient safety.
QUT course code HL38
Attendance Part-time
Course duration 1 year part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Online
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Public Health
  • Community Health Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Health Officer

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This program is ideal for clinicians who seek to undertake a specialisation that will meet their professional development needs. It offers flexibility with distance delivery, block attendance, external study and online learning for selected units.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Health Science

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Health Science complete four units from one study area. To complete a major, students must complete at least four units from the same study area within the Faculty of Health. Students can graduate with one specified major only.

Study areas

Study areas are offered in the following:

  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Environmental Health*
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Innovation
  • Health Services Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety*
  • Quality and Patient Safety

* Students wishing to complete a graduate diploma qualification in Environmental Health or Occupational Health and Safety should apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.


Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or

A completed recognised diploma qualification (or higher award) with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience which includes at least one year in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development); or

Current registration within the applicant’s field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience

Course fees

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

2019: $10,000 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $9,900 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

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

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Health Science

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)

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