Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$13,520 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
English language requirements

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 sub-headings

Course overview

Learn about a population approach to promoting health and preventing diet related disease.

You will develop an understanding of a systems approach to dealing with diet-related disease, including over and under nutrition; the social and political elements of food policy; and food security and environmental sustainability.

By studying disciplines such as politics and policy as well as public health and nutrition promotion, this practically-oriented course will give you the core skills to tackle important public health and nutrition issues.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Course rules

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

For students completing both a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511 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.

Core units

Course structure applies to students commencing in 2016 onwards. Students who commenced before 2016 should consult your course enrolment officer on email

Trimester 1

HSN705Public Health Nutrition

HSN708Nutrition Promotion

Trimester 2

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

HSN714Advanced Public Health Nutrition


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. 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 postgraduate English language requirements.

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).


This course can be a pathway to:

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


As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 11-13 hours every week studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.