Agricultural health and medicine

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills to care for people in rural areas living with physical and mental health issues. As a graduate you’ll be empowered to improve and genuinely make a difference to agricultural workforces and communities.

Our Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine: only course of its kind in Australia

Recognised by Agrisafe Australia: and become an Agrisafe practitioner

Career opportunities

Ready to leave the rat-race and embrace the country life? This course is a breath of fresh air. Become the 'go-to' staff member in any regional health setting - career paths include:

  • Agricultural productivity
  • Health management
  • Health promotion
  • Health service provision
  • Rural policy
  • Rural research
  • Sustainability


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Get the career edge in healthcare

Thanks to this course, when you apply for jobs in rural areas (from medicine or nursing through to vet science), you'll have the specialist skills to care for people living in country areas. Plus, you can complete this course in just 12 months.

Research with us

Because it's the only course of its kind in Australia, agricultural health and medicine is an area that's ripe for innovative research. Whether you go on to complete a postgraduate, postdoctoral or master's by research degree in this field, our regional clinical partnerships put you in the perfect position for ground-breaking collaboration.

Learn more about researching with us

Our accreditations

Our course in Agricultural Health and Medicine is recognised by Agrisafe Australia and allows you to become an Agrisafe practitioner.

The course also offers continuing education and professional development with:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian College of Rural and remote Medicine
  • Australian Veterinary Association 
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

HMF701 Scholarships. Applications open

Commencing in Trimester 1 (26th Feb 2018), the Agricultural Health and Medicine (HMF701) unit is completed through a 5-day intensive and online assessment. Those enrolling or enrolled in the Graduate Certificate are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships.

2nd Round Scholarship applications are open on 1st November, 2017 and are available via www.farmerhealth.org.au until Sunday 10th of December, 2017.

Applications are now open.

Further information


PDF HMF702-PG-Flyer-2017-v2 -1.2MB

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.


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