Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health

Where will this take me?


The primary target market is health professionals who have an interest in climate change and health and who may be considering a career pathway in leadership of policy and practice change and sustainability within the health sector. The Graduate Certificate is relevant to all levels of government, business and non-government organisations seeking to develop and implement solutions to environmental challenges and environmental effects on health including those currently working in related in roles such as Environmental Health Officers or Sustainability Officers. The pursuit of sustainable healthcare is a growing global movement, and this course will support clinical, health and public sector leadership in tackling waste, consumption and environmental harms ensuing from healthcare in a range of settings.

Career Outcomes/Further Study

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. Students interested in further study at the completion of the Graduate Certificate will be well placed to undertake a Master of Public Health (MPH) and will receive full credit for the subjects taken in the Graduate Certificate.

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change and Health will widen or strengthen prospects across a range of sectors, as follows:

  • Non-Government Organisations, for example international health agencies (either based in Australia or overseas) and large and small local disease specific agencies;
  • Public and private health sector organisations, such as hospitals, primary health care organisation, large international health organisations;
  • Government (Local, State and Federal);
  • Universities and Research Institutions;
  • Other private companies, usually based in Australia. These can be larger consulting firms, smaller health-focused consulting firms, health communication companies or the pharmaceutical industry.