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 studying the Environmental Health Major are required to attend residential school for a number of units in the course.


Environmental health; health promotion; public health 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 this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
General English (Units 3 and 4, C); a General Science Subject (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

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

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8944 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Rockhampton & surrounds