Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health

Course overview

  • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health will provide foundational knowledge and skills that address one of the greatest global challenges to health and wellbeing in the 21st century.

You’ll study at the #1 university in Australia for Climate Change research (The Australian National Research Futures Awards 2023) and be part of the response to minimise, gauge the impact of, and develop the strategies to deal with climate change.

The course presents evidence on the wide-ranging and complex interactions between climate and the health of humans and the natural environment. Students will gain skills in assessing and measuring climate change impacts on health in diverse settings in Australia and globally and will identify and analyse mitigation and adaptation strategies and policy frameworks focussed on reduction of climate change effects on health, including impacts on vulnerable populations.

Students completing the Graduate Certificate will be well prepared for leadership roles in climate change related health policy, healthcare and community programs focused on sustainability, resilience, environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Graduate Certificate will provide a stepped pathway into the University’s flagship Master of Public Health and will provide full credit into the program.

The University of Melbourne is ranked number 1 in Australia and 12th globally for public health (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022) and is also ranked 14th globally for clinical, pre-clinical and health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).