What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health provides students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to a healthier Australian society. Public Health is about preventing illness in populations and developing programs and practices that promote better health in individuals and communities. Public Health practitioners must understand both recent developments in scientific research and the ways in which this research can influence government policy. This degree is ideal for students who are enthusiastic about making a difference to the health of people through communication and leadership, and learning about the impact of individual lifestyle choices and intergenerational effects on health.

Specifically, the course aims to:

Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgement and strategy to public health problems
Develop skills in project management, communication, population-level monitoring, personal leadership and performance accountability necessary to be effective in public health
Inspire students through high-quality industry and service placements
Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability
Prepare graduates for a successful entry into the public health workforce
Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion and illness prevention
Combine compassion for social justice with knowledge and skills in evidence-based solutions for disadvantaged communities and individuals

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 8 core units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management.

Combining the Bachelor of Applied Public Health with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skill in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.

Career paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Public Health/ Bachelor of Business Administration will be eligible to work in the following areas;

Social and community planning in local government
Advocacy and policy in health-related non-government organisations and charities
Public health / health promotion officers
Government policy roles including health departments, human services and strategic policy units
Australian National Preventive Health Agency
Medicare Locals and other primary health and community health agencies
Human services interacting with health services
Small and medium sized businesses

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

095923D

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,304.00 (US$ 18,079) per year
AUD $1,05,216 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,288

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

Equivalent of Australian High School completion

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all tests)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169 Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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