Step into a career in public health
The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion is for those working in health, government, community or education sectors wanting to integrate health promotion, primary prevention or population approaches into their role or seeking a career change.
Keeping populations healthy and well requires innovative responses to ensure a sustainable future and health care system. As complex social and environmental public health challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic emerge, there is a growing need for health professionals with health promotion expertise to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate responses.
You will develop health promotion knowledge and skills that you can apply in diverse sectors to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and whole populations. You will learn about the principles of health promotion and public health, and how to research, design, implement and evaluate evidence-based health promotion action in settings where people live, work and play, including communities, workplaces and schools.
Health promotion worker, project worker, social advocate, project manager, health education officer, community worker, community engagement officer in government, non-government, community organisations and private industry.
Completion of a recognised AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution. Non-graduates with extensive relevant industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Australian Health Promotion Association
- Public Health Association of Australia
- International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Fees for short courses
As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.
Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*
How to apply
To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC. Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to eligible students who meet the entry requirements in order of application date, so apply as soon as possible.
*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.
Required courses (2) 24 units
PUB600 Public Health Research and Evidence
Plus select 1 course (12 units) from:
Elective courses (2) 24 units
Select 2 courses (24 units) from:
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 48
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.