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GD-ENVHL

Environmental Health

Graduate diploma

Learn to identify, assess, evaluate and control environmental hazards that could impact human health.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

Applications now closed!

Semester 2, 2024

1 March 2024

Applications now closed!

Semester 1, 2025

12 August 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

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.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Environmental Health course lead to?

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. 

What you'll learn

  • apply sustainable environmental health principles and practices to enhance the health and well-being of populations
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to environmental health; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to practice
  • communicate at an advanced level with individuals and groups and advocate for the improvement of health conditions
  • effectively use new and existing technologies relevant to environmental health practice
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development in environmental health practice
  • recognise and apply international perspectives to environmental health
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • work professionally and ethically across a range of settings

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by Environmental Health Australia and also the Western Australian Environmental Health Officers Professional Review Board.

Environmental health is a field with real employment opportunities within both government and private organisations and it’s a fantastic starting point for a career in public health. The practical skills and knowledge that this course has given me has made the transition from student life to full-time employment easy.

Alex Ravine

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$9,900*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$25,940*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

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

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-ENVHL
  • Last updated on: 15 July 2024

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