Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation)
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

Become a leader in improving the health of communities and the wider population with the Bachelor of Public Health and open the door to diverse careers across Australia and internationally. Be supported by experienced public health lecturers who are invested in providing students with authentic, work-based learning opportunities so that they graduate work ready. Students will gain real-world experiences through completion of a 240-hour work placement in their final year. This course is designed to develop broad skills and knowledge in public health, while developing specialised expertise in health promotion, environmental health, and nutrition. Public health refers to a collection of disciplines that share a common aim to prevent disease, promote health and improve wellbeing among the population as a whole, rather than focusing on individuals. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Public Health.


Students are required to attend residential school for a number of units in the course.


Environmental health; health promotion; nutrition.

Other requirements

Students undertake placement in a professional environment relevant to their chosen major. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students to undertake health or security checks.
The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory  to be eligible to attend a work-integrated-learning placement for this course.  For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English (Units 3 & 4, C); a science subject (Units 3 & 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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Career opportunities

Health Promotion Officer, Public Health Nutritionist, Environmental Manager, occupational health and safety roles (upon selection of appropriate minor).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Course Duration

3 years External or 6 years External