Current Deakin Students
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The Graduate Certificate of Health Economics gives graduates from a range of disciplines such as nursing and pharmacy through to business administration and health management and beyond, a foundation in health economics. It introduces microeconomic concepts relevant to health and economic evaluation to understand the complexities of resource allocation in the health system. Students will learn skills in economic evaluation of health interventions, resource allocation and priority setting.
As a graduate, students will be able to evaluate current research in economic evaluation of health services as well as participate effectively in health policy development and debate. In addition to numerous career opportunities, students will have the opportunity to progress to a Master of Health Economics at Deakin University.Read More
Students must complete 4 credit points of study.
All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).
Plus one elective unit from the following list:
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud (online)
150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point (as per AQF Explanation)
Full time study in this course is equivalent to a full time work commitment. Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit.
IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6 (or equivalent).
Entry will be based on performance in:
- Bachelor Degree or higher
- two years relevant work experience
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Recognition of prior learning
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
Pathways for credit are available for this course to the Master of Health Economics (H704).
Faculty contact information
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888