Professional Development Courses

You can study with the Sydney School of Public Health without the need to undertake a full Masters degree or Graduate Diploma to improve your skills in public health. The School offers courses in selected areas of study. These can:

  • increase your chances of promotion within your current workplace
  • enable you to obtain the skills you need to transfer to a different position
  • increase your competency and level of job satisfaction in your current position.


We offer two types of Short courses:

Professional development short courses

We currently offer the following professional development short course in both Semester 1 and 2 via the Linked Data application form :



For the courses below, enrolment is through the School of Public Health via the SPH PD course application form

In Semester 1 only:


In Semester 2 only:



For the following courses, enrolment is through Qualitative Health Research program.

All enquiries can be directed to the Unit coordinator: Dr Julie Mooney-Somers.

Non-award short courses

Almost all individual units of study from the following areas can be taken as short courses via non-award enrolment - formal enrolment through Sydney Student (see Units of Study and then Full units of study list after each link below:

To enrol as a non-award student, complete the Medicine Non-degree application form.

Course Structures

Some courses are offered as two-day or four-days workshops. Others are available one night a week for several weeks (usually seven).

For the specific structure of a unit of study, see the individual unit description.