Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$10,550* - Full-fee paying place|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||H515|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their 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).
The course comprises four 1-credit-point units.
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning|
|HSH745||Health Program Evaluation|
Entry requirements - general
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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion course should have an approved tertiary qualification and be involved in a health related field for a minimum of two years (eg. health promotion, nursing, allied health, education, business) or engaged in relevant work experience activities for a minimum of two years. Applicants must also submit a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course. Applicants without a tertiary qualification who can demonstrate that they have gained sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related training may also be considered. A phone interview may be undertaken for consideration into the course.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior postgraduate study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. In this course students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or a minimum of one credit point. Please note that postgraduate unit credits will not be given based on completion of undergraduate units or if the postgraduate studies were completed over 10 years from when you apply into this course.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
To apply into the course, an applicant must submit the following information:
- Course application via the Applicant Portal
- Statement of purpose which demonstrates your motivation and commitment to study, knowledge of the course, desire to pursue a career in a related field, any relevant work experience not already covered in your employment history including voluntary work, and other relevant life experience.
- A copy of your current resume
- Certified copies of undergraduate/post tertiary qualification studies
Please refer to the Health and Health Promotion applications section of the Additional documentation webpage and download appropriate forms for your course.