Advancing Public Health

Education, Research & Workforce Development

CAPHIA is the peak organisation that represents public health in universities that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs, research and workforce development in public health throughout Australasia.

Our purpose is to maintain high quality academic standards in the education and development of public health practitioners and researchers, to lead and represent public health education in the tertiary sector and to be a respected voice and advocate for the development of public health professionals and researchers within Australasia.


We work with our 40 member institutions to advance public health education, research and workforce development. All staff and current students of our member institutions are eligible for member benefits.


CAPHIA are a registered charity and our ultimate aim is to improve the public's health by the work we do. Individually and with our local and global partners we advocate for academic public health to advance human, animals and planetary health.

Events & Initiatives

Our newsletters and social media accounts share upcoming professional development, collaboration opportunities and progress updates against our Strategic Plan.


  • CAPHIA Awards 2024 now open! Submission closes July 5th 2024. Read more
  • Teaching and Learning Forum registration open. Early Bird registration closes July 1st 2024. Register now.
  • Needs Assessment open for a Teacher Training Program. Read more.
  • Monthly Early Career Blogs out now. Read more.

Key 2024 Dates

  • July 1 | Early Bird tickets close – Teaching and Learning Forum
  • July 5 | CAPHIA Award submissions close 
  • September 24 – 26 | Public Health Hackathon, Brisbane, QLD (face to face)
  • September 25 | Heads of Schools Summit, Brisbane, QLD (face to face)
  • September 26 – 27 | CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum (face to face)
  • November 12 | Annual General Meeting (virtual)