Current Deakin Students
To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook
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.Read More
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 Recognition of Prior Learning can be shared between both awards.
All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
Course structure applies to students commencing in 2016 onwards. Students who commenced before 2016 should consult your course enrolment officer on email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 course information
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
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.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
The minimum entry requirement to this course is completion of a three year bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in the same discipline from an approved university or other educational institution or at least three years relevant professional experience.
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements should consider completing the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition.
Recognition of prior learning
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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
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 Recognition of 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.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
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How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
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Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
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.
You can find additional careers information about this course here
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply key principles, concepts, evidence-based knowledge and skills in public health nutrition to complex public health nutrition problems.
Select and use appropriate modes of communication to obtain and share evidence based public health nutrition knowledge.
Select and use appropriate technologies to locate and evaluate public health nutrition information, and to interpret and share knowledge, skills and ideas.
Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise information and problems in public health nutrition, to inform high level independent judgements.
Apply best practice and evidence to identify problems and generate and evaluate practical solutions to a range of public health nutrition issues.
Employ reflective practice and high level personal responsibility and autonomy to demonstrate reasonable judgement, adaptability to new situations, effective work practices, and accountability as a public health nutritionist.
Establish, contribute and maintain a key role in relationships with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes to advance public health nutrition.
Engage in professional and ethical practice within diverse contexts relevant to public health nutrition.