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Health Promotion

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
1 year full-time
Curtin Perth


Develops your knowledge and skills in the major principles of health promotion, and prepares you to apply your expertise in diverse settings.

Professional recognition

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

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Many contemporary health issues are preventable but require complex, innovative solutions. Health promotion action not only strengthens individual skills and capabilities but also influences social, environmental, political and economic conditions to improve health.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion is designed to provide knowledge of the major health promotion principles, strategies politics and systems, and develop introductory skills to design, implement and evaluate programs.

The course will prepare graduates to apply learning in diverse settings in the field of health promotion, or expand on existing experience and research abilities. This course enhances the skills of graduates with a responsibility for health promotion as a part of employment.

Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.


Why study

  • Curtin is a pioneer of health promotion studies in Australia.
  • These courses are designed in response to industry and society needs, and will develop your knowledge and skills in the major principles of health promotion, and prepare you to apply your expertise in diverse settings.

How this course will make you industry ready

You will benefit from the excellent teaching staff who have hands-on industry experience and intervention-based research credentials.

There are opportunities for you to undertake professional industry placements, regional or overseas study tours or volunteer with Curtin research and practice groups. We also offer a range of elective units, including research skills to enable you to tailor the course to suit your current interests and future career needs.

This course's relevance to the future of health promotion is in providing contemporary and flexible knowledge and skills to equip practitioners to respond to emerging challenges in tomorrow’s health and healthcare.

Professional recognition

Upon graduation you 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.

Career information

Our health promotion courses are designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue health promotion careers in program delivery, policy, research and evaluation.

Our graduates have gone on to work locally and internationally. Graduates work in a range of settings including workplaces, schools, prisons, local government, allied health and in the community.

What you'll learn

  • apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and wellbeing of groups and populations
  • locate, extract, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs
  • effectively use new and existing technologies applicable to health promotion to gather information, analyse data and communicate
  • demonstrate independent and self-directed learning to enhance professional development
  • assess and apply international perspectives and principles to health promotion
  • demonstrate an understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • work professionally and ethically across a range of settings
  • demonstrate effective project management skills

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

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  • Curtin course code: GC-HLPROM
  • Last updated on: February 16, 2020