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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$24,170/0.5 EFTSL-$12085* AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H515|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Increasingly, people in a wide range of professions are being asked to incorporate health promotion activities within their workplace. Deakin’s suite of postgraduate courses in health promotion is designed to provide students from varying backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for developing appropriate approaches to health promotion practice.
The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is ideally suited to those wishing to gain employment in the health sector, as well as those working in the health sector who wish to upgrade their knowledge and qualifications to pursue management roles.
Throughout the course you will acquire knowledge of current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts and be equipped with the core competencies that will enable you to practise confidently in this field. You will develop a foundation of knowledge of health promotion principles and values, skills pertinent to health education and communication endeavours and the practical skills required to undertake needs assessments, program planning and evaluation.
The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion are a suite of postgraduate programs. As such, students completing the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma can elect to move (articulate) into a higher award.
Graduate Certificate (H515) students can articulate into the Graduate Diploma (H615) or Master of Health Promotion (H749) whilst Graduate Diploma (H615) students can articulate into the Master of Health Promotion (H749).
Students who wish to articulate to a higher award should discuss their request with a student adviser during the final trimester of study for their current course.
Following successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion, you will be qualified to take advantage of the career opportunities that exist world wide in national and international health organisations; medium-sized businesses; multinational corporations; community organisations; human services agencies; local, state and federal government departments; statutory authorities; and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning|
|HSH745||Health Program Evaluation|
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion course should have an approved tertiary qualification, and be involved in relevant health promotion professional fields for a minimum of two years (eg. health promotion, nursing, allied health education, business) and/or health education or relevant work experience activities for a minimum of two years. Applicants must also submit a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course.
If you have completed previous postgraduate studies within the last ten years which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
Graduates in this course should be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.