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Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support

Approved Abbreviation: UGCPubHlthS

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7171.2

AQF Level: 5

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

For Commencement Year 2020, please refer to: 7171.1 - Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support

The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Support provides an introduction to health sciences, focussing on public health support. Public health professionals are required to assess and respond to emerging public health issues. Public health workers support a variety of settings, including health departments, community organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, corporate wellness programs, centres for disease control, environmental protection agencies and basic research initiatives.

Study Mode
Six months full-time

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above


This short course is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed below.

500054Professional Competencies in Health (UG Cert)
500055Communication in Health (UG Cert)
500058Public Health (UG Cert)
500059Health Promotion Theory and Approaches (UG Cert)

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