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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

  • Graduate Certificate

Examine environmental health risks facing the modern world, and develop the ability to manage these complex public health challenges.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5706, 098323D
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$17,384 per year / $17,384 total

About this course

This 6-month interdisciplinary program is an entry point for those looking to develop a foundation of knowledge in environmental health risks, how they affect public health and how to create viable solutions.

During the program, you'll complete 4 courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. You'll also have the option to choose from a range of electives, which allows you to develop your own specialist knowledge.

The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks. You'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across the private sector, government and general public.

You'll also be prepared to formulate or contribute to the development of policy, regulations and guidelines, through the synthesis of scientific evidence. Flexible delivery options allow you to choose what suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online study.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification, or you can use your graduate certificate to further your postgraduate studies. You may be eligible to receive credit toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Environmental Health Sciences.

Study locations

Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence



St Lucia


What you will learn

  • Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
  • Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
  • With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Senior research technician
  • Environment reporting and analysis specialist
  • Environment consultant
  • Sustainability manager
  • Sustainability adviser
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Principal environmental officer