Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion

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Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion


Please note: No direct entry. This program is only available as an exit point — refer to the Master of Health Promotion

Program summary

Student profile

Create happier, healthier communities

Based on a socio-ecological model of health, the Health Promotion suite explores contemporary health promotion at individual, group, organisation, community and population levels. Core study concepts include foundations, values and principles of health promotion; the assessment of health needs; and the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs in a range of settings.

The Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion are designed for those looking to work in designated health promotion roles, or for those wanting to develop deeper knowledge and skills in health promotion to complement their current roles. Some employers, for example Queensland Health, require applicants to have completed at least the equivalent of the Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion to be considered for employment as health promotion practitioners.

These programs give you the flexibility to study courses on campus, online or a mixture of the two delivery modes. You can change study modes at any time during your program. Teaching, learning and assessment items develop your theoretical knowledge and understanding through the completion of practical and creative tasks.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Admission requirements

The program is only available as an exit point. Students should refer to the Master of Health Promotion.

Application and admission advice

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Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (8) 96 units

PUB600 Public Health Research and Evidence
PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
PUB703 Health Promotion Principles
PUB705 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning
PUB707 Public Health Foundations

Plus select 3 courses (36 units) from:

HLT600 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
PUB701 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PUB704 Health Promotion Settings and Advocacy
PUB706 Introduction to Behavioural Health
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96
Program requirements 

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • This program is available as an exit point only
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