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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

GC-HLPROM

TAUGHT BY: School of Public Health

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

Our postgraduate health promotion courses emphasise a preventative approach to healthcare, and will develop your knowledge and skills in the major principles of health promotion, as well as prepare you with the ability to apply this knowledge in diverse settings.

In this course you will plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs, develop your theoretical understanding of health promotion and examine a range of current health promotion issues.

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

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

Why study Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

  • Curtin is a pioneer of health promotion studies in Australia.

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.

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

Employment can be found at local, state, national and international government agencies, and non-government agencies such as the National Heart Foundation, Cancer Council, WA divisions of general practice and the AIDS Council.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a health-related background. 

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

Course prerequisites

Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

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 / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Where you can study

View the academic calendar for semester and trimester start dates.

Bentley Campus

On Campus and Online
Study Period 7, Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: GC-HLPROM
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018