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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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As the first bachelor degree in the world to embrace ‘Big Picture’ Learning Design, this program allows you to choose what, how and when you learn. 

That means you can tailor your degree and forge a career path based on your aspirations in protecting and promoting the health of communities.

With multiple opportunities to participate in work experience, leadership programs and volunteer work, this degree will accelerate your professional development and future career readiness.

Career opportunities

The need for additional members in the public health workforce continues to rise which means graduates in the field are highly sought after.

Upon completion of the Public and Community Health program at University of Newcastle , graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of interdisciplinary roles in non-government organisations, primary health care organisations, Aboriginal health, local councils, public health and health promotion units.

Typical roles include:

  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Worker
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Health Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Data scientist
  • Health Administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description
      • Part-time is for domestic students only.
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Strategies for Health Behaviour Change in the Community
  • Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice
  • Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Global Health Systems and Policy

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 0100480

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33250 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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