Launch or progress your rewarding career in public health.

You can complete the Introduction to Public Health and Wellness unit as a single unit of study, or see public health courses on this page.

Bachelor of Health Science
The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to provide you with the flexibility and foundations required to make an informed decision about a career pathway in the health sciences field.
Duration 3 years Campus St Albans Delivery mode In person, Workplace
Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Prepare for an important and rewarding career in public health, community nutrition, food science or food service with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition from VU.

Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, In person
Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics

Become a practising dietitian working to improve the health of individuals and communities, with a Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics from Victoria University.

Duration 4.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Block, In person, Workplace

Undergraduate Certificate in Health Science
Get started on your career in the health industry, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Science from Victoria University.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Block

Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living)

Equip yourself to tackle complex global health issues with a Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) at Victoria University.

Duration 2 years Campus St Albans Delivery mode Burst, In person, Online Self Paced
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

This course will help you to progress your career and embrace the changing face of public health.

Duration 8 months Campus Victoria University Online Delivery mode VU Online
Master of Public Health

This course is 100% online so you can fit study around your existing schedule.

Duration 2 years Campus Victoria University Online Delivery mode VU Online

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Online
Infection control Skill Set

Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Set course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Online
Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with an Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Industry, Online
Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Set (Retail) course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Industry, Online
Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics) course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Industry, Online

Studying public health at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

Careers

With significant global changes in public health, there is a need for professionals with the high-level knowledge and skills to respond to these changes.

If you qualify with our Master of Public Health, you will be well-equipped for a diverse and rewarding career in Australia and internationally in areas such as:

  • global health, nutrition, physical activity research and teaching
  • community development work in health, nutrition and food security
  • delivering health, food and nutrition programs in response to emergencies
  • health policy development
  • program planning, development and evaluation
  • specific population focused health interventions (e.g. older adults, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, chronically diseased populations)
  • inclusive physical activity programming
  • physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement.

Colleges & research institutes

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