Graduate Certificate in Health Policy
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Health Policy offers a critical perspective on how our health care system operates. The emphasis is on the importance of power and value choices, focusing on the interaction of governments with the private and community sectors in shaping policy.
Completion of this Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BETH5104 - Bioethics,Law and Society
- BETH5203 - Ethics and Public Health
- BETH5206 - Introduction to Public Health Ethics
- CISS6004 - Health and Security
- HPOL5000 - Introduction to Health Policy
- HPOL5001 - Economics and Finance for Health Policy
- HPOL5003 - Analysing Health Policy
- MEDF5005 - Health Research Methods and Ethics
- MIPH5135 - Health Systems in Developing Countries
- PUBH5024 - Obesity and Health Promotion
- PUBH5025 - Physical Activity and Public Health
- PUBH5302 - Health Economic Evaluation
- PUBH5308 - Health Workforce Policy Analysis
- PUBH5309 - Translational Health
- PUBH5414 - Public Health Advocacy
- PUBH5418 - Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
- PUBH5420 - Public Health Advocacy Strategies
- PUBH5422 - Health and Risk Communication
- PUBH5500 - Advanced Qualitative Health Research
- QUAL5002 - Qualitative Methodologies & Study Design
- QUAL5003 - Qualitative Research Analysis & Writing
Further course information
The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy consists of 24 credit points (cp), including three core units (18cp) and one elective unit of study (6cp). You may be allowed to undertake elective units outside the prescribed list with the approval of the course coordinator and unit cordinator. The Graduate Certificate is a one-year part-time course and classes are conducted in intensive mode, including weekend workshops and web-based learning.
There are many employment opportunities for health policy officers to work in a range of organisations across different spheres. These include Commonwealth and state departments of health, area health services, some local health service providers, non-government service providers and community and consumer-based advocacy groups.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy will:
(a) hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or
(b) have completed such qualifications, courses or experiences as are acceptable to the dean.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Annual review not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.
Potential for inaccuracy
Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Policy.