A postgraduate program
Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Part-time l Full-time
Location: On campus l External*
The course is offered externally but please be aware there are compulsory one week intensive workshops held in April and September.
Course name: Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
GradStart code: 2GD005
CRICOS code: External (Not available on campus for international students)
There is a national shortage of qualified Environmental Health Officers (EHOs). At the same time, many graduates with science and health science degrees are unable to find suitable employment. This course aims to match up those people with a course which will (in just 12 months) provide them with a professional qualification, which has significant career opportunities in local and state government and private industry.
It has been designed to fit the requirements for Environmental Health Australia (EHA) accreditation, thus a graduate could gain employment anywhere in Australia or in overseas countries which recognise EHA approved qualifications.
The course also aims to make students conversant in the many disciplines that make up environmental health and aware of the importance of the integration of these disciplines in achieving effective solutions and also to encourage students to promote an understanding within the community of environmental health and the role of their profession and to be committed to ongoing lifelong learning.
Please note: In order to meet the requirements for the WA Health Board students located in Western Australia are also required to undertake a 6 month certified placement in addition to the course.
What will I study?Refer to the program of study:
Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent in some area of the sciences and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester full-time (18 units or equivalent) in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, microbiology, physiology and life sciences.
However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
International students: Entry and English language requirements
|Mid year entry:||Yes|
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|Mid year entry:||Yes|
|Applications:||How to apply|
|Application closing dates:||Semester 1 - 30 November of the year proceeding admission |
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.
|Course||Domestic students||International students|
|Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice|
Place type: Commonwealth supported
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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?