La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Health Policy


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year part-time.
Fees and costs
$25,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

This course is designed for students with an interest in health policy and those considering a career shift to a policy area. You'll develop skills in policy-making, implementation and evaluation using a problem-oriented approach.

You'll also participate in policy-making and policy advocacy in your professional field. High-achieving students may progress to the Master of Health Sciences (Health Policy) major.

Our Biological Sciences and other Medical and Health Sciences rated well above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australian 2015 study, demonstrating La Trobe is a leader in health policy teaching and research.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements


Undergraduate degree or equivalent, or relevant
work experience

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates may seek work in health policy development and analysis in public service departments, public healthcare agencies, international bodies and the commercial sector.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$25,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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See Student Handbook for more details

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