Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$13,000 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information available at

Deakin course code H517
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition provides a practically-oriented, postgraduate-level introduction to public health nutrition covering material from related disciplines such as epidemiology, politics and policy, nutrition promotion and communication to provide you with core competencies to tackle relevant public health and nutrition issues.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered 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.

The annual fee displayed for this course is based on 0.5 EFTSL.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

The course consists of four credit points of study comprising one core unit: HSN727Unit description is currently unavailable - 2 credit points and two elective units. Where preclusions are granted, the elective units should be chosen from the list included in the course structure.

For students completing both a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 or H714) and the Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition (H517), a maximum of 2 credit points of credit for prior learning can be shared between both awards.

Course structure

Core Unit

Trimester 1

HSN727Unit description is currently unavailable

Elective Units

Trimester 1

HSN705Public Health Nutrition

HSN713Food, Nutrition and Behaviour

Trimester 2

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

HSN708Nutrition Promotion

HSN719Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment

HSN734Obesity Prevention

Trimester 3

HSN715Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)

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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Dietitians eligible for membership of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia or graduates who have an approved Bachelor’s degree with major studies in nutrition or graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (H511) from Deakin. Graduates who do not satisfy these requirements will first need to complete the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (H511).

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

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.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact