Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Course summary for international students

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$26,000 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 www.ielts.org

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.

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 annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees 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.

Career opportunities

A career in public health nutrition addresses factors affecting the protection and promotion of public health and nutritional health today, and into the future. As a graduate you may deal with the epidemic of diet-related disease, including obesity; socio-economic considerations such as rising food prices and food security; and environmental sustainability in relation to the food system.

Course rules

The course consists of four credit points of study comprising one core unit: HSN727Advanced Public Health Nutrition - 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

HSN727Advanced Public Health Nutrition

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au