Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year part time
Deakin course codeH515

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Encourage people to take control of their health and improve their wellbeing.

More and more workplaces are incorporating health promotion activities into their cultures. With our Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion, you will learn about current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts.

Armed with health education knowledge and principles, you will inspire others to adopt healthier lifestyles.

You will also study the practical skills required in health promotion practice, such as undertaking needs assessments, program planning and evaluation.

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is incredibly useful for those looking to enter the health sector, as well as those already working in the sector who’d like to pursue management roles.

Students completing this course can also move into a higher award, such as the Graduate Diploma (H615) or Master of Health (H759).

Professional recognition

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.

Note: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the relevant professional body retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$12,000Not applicable

The rates shown are based on four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion students must attain 4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

Trimester 2

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH745Health Program Evaluation